A super maths puzzle game that will take your students’ numeracy skills to the new level!
Game Type: Numeracy
Recommended Ages: 8+
Number Of Players: Whole class
Equipment Required: Pencil, KenKen puzzles (Playable free online or printable)
Where To Play: Indoor
Duration: 10 minutes
Special Teachers Note
KenKen are a numeracy puzzle from Japan a little bit like Sudoku. KenKen puzzles are perfect for early finishers during your numeracy sessions. They are easy to learn and come in a range of levels to cater for all abilities.
How To Play
Step One: The goal is to fill in the whole grid with numbers, making sure no number is repeated in any row or column.
Step Two: In this 3×3 puzzle, use the numbers 1-3. By contrast, in a 4×4 puzzle, use the numbers 1-4.
Step Three: The areas with bold outlines are called ‘cages’.
Step Four: The top left corner of each ‘cage’ contains a ‘target number’ and an operation. The numbers you enter into a cage must combine (in any order) to produce the target number using that maths operation (+, -, x, ÷).
Step Five: KenKen are available to play free online or printable at kenkenpuzzle.com
Credits: Thank you to the team at kenkenpuzzle.com and Tetsuya Miyamoto for creating this sensational numeracy game!