Saw a neat puzzle posted by Edmund Harriss last night:
I thought it would be fun to try it out with the boys this afternoon.
I didn’t give them much direction after introducing the puzzle – just enough to make sure that my younger son understood the situation:
After the first 5 minutes they had the main idea needed to solve the puzzle. In this video they got to the solution and were able to explain why their solution worked:
Definitely a fun challenge problem to share with kids. You really just have to be sure that they understand the set up and they can go all the way from there.