Logical Reasoning Unplugged Activity

Sudoku

Age: 9-11 years

Type: Unplugged

Curriculum Links to: Maths

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

This is an unplugged activity in which pupils work in pairs to complete sudoku puzzles. The emphasis of this activity is on pupils using logical reasoning to solve the puzzles – pupils have to explain to their partner how they have worked out each number they add to the sudoku grid. Only if their partner agrees with their reasoning do they add the number and carry on with the challenge.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I can use logical reasoning to solve a problem.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Informal teacher assessment of pupils during main task and plenary. Focus on pupils adopting a logical approach to solving the sudoku problems using the information to reason as to which number to complete next.
  • Assessment of completed sudoku puzzle sheets.

LESSON TIMING: 25 min