Mystery Grid puzzles consist of grid-based number problems that function similarly to Sudoku puzzles. These puzzles are solved through arranging colored, numbered tiles in a grid so each tile appears once in every row and every column. Additionally, these puzzles include math clues of inequality symbols and multiple operations. Mystery Grid puzzles support computational thinking, algebraic fluency, and logical reasoning.
Mystery Grid puzzles provide practice for the following mathematical concepts:
There are three levels of Mystery Grid puzzles. It is beneficial to start with the beginning level puzzles to gain a basic understanding for the game. After a strong foundation has been built, feel free to choose an appropriate range of puzzles for your students. The levels include:
Connection to the Math Practice Standards
Mystery Grid encourages the development of the following mathematical habits of mind: