Friday, May 11, 2012

Car Talk Puzzlers as Math Challenges

In the winter one of my weekend rituals is to listen to Car Talk while running errands in town. One of Car Talk's weekly features is the Car Talk Puzzler. The Puzzler is usually a math puzzler although some are language-based riddles too. As I was listening last week it hit me that the Car Talk Puzzlers could make great little classroom activities to get students thinking about math and language in a format that is a little different than standard textbook examples. Click here to access sixteen years of Puzzlers and their answers.