Analyze puzzles and games that involve logical reasoning using problem-solving strategies.

[C, CN, PS, R]

Indicators for this outcome
Note: This outcome is intended to be integrated throughout the course by using logical puzzles and games such as Chess, Sudoku, Mastermind, Nim, Reversi.

Determine, explain, and verify strategies to solve a puzzle or to win a game such as:

  • guess and check
  • look for a pattern
  • make a systematic list
  • draw or model
  • eliminate possibilities
  • formulate and simplify a problem that is similar to the original problem
  • work backwards
  • develop alternative approaches.


Observe and analyze errors in solutions to puzzles or in strategies for winning games, and explain the reasoning.


Create a variation on a puzzle or a game, and describe a strategy for solving the altered puzzle or winning the game.

MathWorks 12
MathWorks 12 enables students to make connections between school mathematics and the workplace.
•  MathWorks 12. Student Resource
•  MathWorks 12. Student Resource Digital (CD-ROM)
•  MathWorks 12. Student Resource Digital Licence
•  MathWorks 12. Student Resource Package (Book and CD)
•  MathWorks 12. Teacher Resource
•  MathWorks 12. Teacher Resource Digital (CD-ROM)
•  MathWorks 12. Teacher Resource Package (Book and CD)
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: August 13, 2019