These puzzles are really fun, and they’re
really educational too. Play the paper and pencil version, or
invite your students to play our interactive online version. This
should also be a weekly regular for your students! Click the
section header to view this week’s Logic Puzzle of the Week, and
to play if you wish.
The Worldscapes Convention, the premiere gaming, science fiction, and
fantasy event of the year, takes place this month! By land, sea, and
air, people flock to Indianapolis at this time each year to experience
four packed solid days of gaming, science fiction and fantasy...
Don needed to replace his old car. So he figured out his budget and
spent a month looking at new cars and used cars at different
dealerships. At the end of the month, he had narrowed his options down
to five possible cars. He was very surprised when he realized that his
final five choices were all from different manufacturers...
Cindy went grocery shopping yesterday and was delighted to find an
excellent selection of fruit available. All of it was fresh, and even
better all of it was on sale! She ended up buying a bit more than she
expected to, but was quite pleased with her purchases...
Baseball season has begun! Already five teams are showing real promise
for having a great season this year. Both fans and analysts are
already speculating how well these teams will do. However, a couple of
the teams had a bumpy week - one team had some pitching problems and
lost more games than they won...
Last night’s baseball game was great! Both teams played very well with
first one team, then the other in the lead. While both teams had many
hits during the game, there were five that were particularly
spectacular and which allowed their team to score runs. Oddly, each
star hitter played a different defensive position, and each drove in
runs with a different hit...
A popular ventriloquist comedy act was in town last week. The show was
fantastic and ran for four days during the week. The ventriloquist was
very good and he used a variety of unique puppets that truly came
alive while he talked with them. While he used a variety of puppets
during each show, each night featured a routine with one puppet in
particular and each featured puppet involved only one topic...
Michael rented his cabin in the mountains to five couples over the
course of the summer months. Each couple stayed at least a week; some
stayed as long as three weeks. By coincidence, this year each of the
couples celebrated their anniversary during their stay and each couple
had a passion for a different recreational activity...
Sara and her four best friends all enjoyed both their gardens and the
flock of small birds that took up residence with them every year. Each
of them kept bird feeders in their back yard, catering to a flurry of
gold finches, cardinals, chickadees, and many other feathery species...
The Breakfast To Go coffee shop was a busy place in the morning. A
steady stream of commuters found their way in, seeking their morning
ritual of a hot drink and breakfast. The servers at the coffee shop
recognized the regulars and often had their order ready before they
The MegaMillions Lottery was a sponsored lottery in which 13 different
states participated and a winning ticket hadn’t been drawn in several
months. Finally on Wednesday night, the MegaMillions jackpot was won –
by five people in different states...
Sally started a new semester at school this week and she’s having a
bit of trouble. Her whole class schedule has changed and she’s still
trying to remember it. The school day has six class periods in it,
referred to as Period 1 through Period 6...
Four coworkers are all going on different vacations during the month
of February. Each proclaimed that they wanted to go somewhere warm for
awhile – they’d seen enough snow for one winter. The rest of their
departments watched them come and go with envy...
Five different boys had a crush on five different girls. During
school, each boy asked the girl out on a date this Saturday night.
Each was very relieved when the girls agreed. Schedules and parents
were arranged for pick-ups and drop-offs so that at 5pm, five young
couples were en-route to a different activity for the evening...
The Smith family all converged on Brian and Susan’s house this year in
celebration of Thanksgiving Day. The resulting crowd overflowed the
house with all the warmth, noise, boisterousness, and love of a large
family brought together for the holidays. Amongst the siblings, aunts,
uncles, parents, and even grandparents of the Smith family ran a
gaggle of young cousins, second cousins, nieces, nephews, sons,
daughters, and grandchildren...
In Mrs. Smith’s 4th grade class, five boys have crushes on a girl.
Fortunately, each boy really liked a different girl. Yesterday was
Valentine’s Day and to celebrate, each boy screwed up his courage and
gave the girl he liked a Valentine. Not realizing that the other boys
were doing the same thing, they still managed to give their
Valentine’s in a different place and at a different time during the
As part of the New Year’s Festival, Millerstown featured an art show
of ice sculptures on the town green. The sculptures ranged in size
from that of a lap dog to an enormous block of ice featuring a
complete castle with a dragon hovering over it...
Sara and her siblings were playing Monopoly before dinner yesterday.
They all got to pick their favorite game piece when they started.
During the game, each managed to build on their best property before
they were called to dinner...
Each year during the holiday season, many of the local charity groups
sponsor annual events to raise money. Each event always has a bake
table for sweet treats of many varieties available for sale. The
bakery goods sold are donated by many of the generous people in the
town who support these charitable groups...
Grandma Jackson made a special pillowcase for each of her five
grandsons for their birthday this year. Since each of her grandsons
had a different interest, she made the body of the pillowcases to
Last Saturday, the 54th annual Millersville Auto Race was held with
great success. The weather was beautiful and warm, a perfect day for a
race. There were some very tense moments during the race, including a
crash that almost involved half the field. Fortunately, no one was
seriously hurt and the race continued...
Susie loved animals and had a large collection of stuffed animals.
However, there were several that were her favorites. She decided this
morning to rearrange her stuffed animals and give each of her
favorites a special place in her room. Along with a name, each of her
favorite stuffed animals also had an age and all were younger than
her, of course...
This month, the annual state fair runs for 17 days - an event of
parades, rides, food, music, animals, and so much more. Combining the
best country fair with a carnival, home show, craft show, and more,
the event was almost too big to see and experience in just one day.
Alicia and four of her friends did their best to experience it in one
Four friends took a cooking class together. For their first project,
each decided to bake a pie from scratch for their mother. Fortunately,
the pies came out fabulous and each mother was most impressed with her
daughter’s new skill. The pies were presented as a surprise after
dinner that night and served with their mother’s choice of drink...
Over Labor Day weekend, the 52nd Annual Cookie Challenge was held by
the Tastefully Sweet Bakery Shop. The Cookie Challenge traditionally
signaled the end of summer for Millersville, but was also greeted with
great enthusiasm by the townspeople...