Arthur Wynne, a journalist from Liverpool, is credited for creating the first known published crossword puzzle. It appeared in the December 21, 1913 Sunday edition of the New York World newspaper. Solving crosswords quickly became a favorite pastime. Within a decade crossword puzzles appeared in almost all American newspapers.
Here at Excel Math we appreciate a day dedicated to sharpening our minds and improving our problem-solving skills. For grades 2-6, Excel Math lessons include brain teasers that we call Stretches. Stretches can include logic puzzles, word problems, or any creative puzzle that helps children really stretch their imaginations.
|Excel Math Stretch for 3rd Grade|
"I love Excel Math...it has helped me become a stronger math teacher, and I KNOW it has increased my students' confidence in math (and their test scores!)."
— Anne Evans, Idaho Teacher
|Students working on math problems|
If your students have access to the internet, they can give it go. Another fun site is free-training-tutorial.com/crossword!
Join us on December 21st and let's sharpen our minds together! Try Excel Math for yourself and visit our online shop at excelmath.com
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