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ERIC Number: EJ1105581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Using Simplified Sudoku to Promote and Improve Pattern Discovery Skills among School Children
Tengah, Khairul A.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v2 n1 p53-61 Spr-Sum 2011
As part of promoting and improving pattern discovery skills among school children, a Sudoku puzzle can be used as example of a problem solving task. A simplified version of the puzzle will be used first to explain the aim and reinforce the rules of solving the puzzle. Three strategies--"Strategy of Obvious Missing Number, Strategy of Elimination", and "Strategy of Either This or That"--will then be introduced and applied in solving a simplified Sudoku puzzle that is appropriate for children in grades 4 to 6.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A