The Four C’s in STEM: Critical Thinking with Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles are a fun way for students to exercise critical thinking.  Using a site like Puzzle Baron or Kids Korner, students can learn more about problem solving skills by examining the puzzle clues and thinking critically about what they mean (and, in some cases, don’t mean).

Critical thinking skills are tough to teach because they are not fact-based.  They require reasoning and deeper thinking and focus on the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Students often struggle with critical thinking because most problems posed in the classroom only require surface-level consideration to solve or answer.  By asking students deeper questions that help them to decide, judge, or solve a problem, students can learn to think more critically.