Recently your fifth graders were introduced to "Balance Puzzles." These puzzles are actually algebra puzzles using shapes in place of variables. It is our expectation that children will work on these in school whenever they finish their assigned work or whenever they have a few free moments. As soon as they've mastered one, they will move onto the next. We have puzzles that are for fifth graders all the way through eighth graders. This is just one example of how we're fostering a love of math as well as an enriching program. Below is an example of a beginning balance puzzle. Good Luck and Enjoy!!