Elementary students learn to play Sudoku

Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

by: Carla Robinson

student reporter

Once every quarter, Talented and Gifted program instructor Mrs. Colleen Westergard does TAG enrichment in the elementary.

Working with grades Kindergarten through second this quarter, the kids learned how to play Sudoku.

Kindergarten students were given a board with 16 squares and four shapes.

First and Second grade students were given a traditional Sudoku board but instead of using numbers, they used different colors.

“Sudoku is such a popular puzzle for many of our students, but the 9×9 number grid is too challenging for most early elementary students. Using shapes and colors instead of numbers provides a good challenge without the puzzle feeling overwhelming,” said TAG instructor Mrs. Colleen Westergard about why the non-traditional versions of the game are better for younger students.

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