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# Puzzle corner was too easy!

One of my customers mentioned that this particular puzzle corner from Math Mammoth Grade 1-A was too easy for her son:

I admit, it's kind of easy. But, like I told her, I'm sure some children enjoy having an easier puzzle corner in between the others because several people have mentioned they are challenging to their children.

But, you can make it to be more challenging very easily: simply add a number to each equation... and possibly also make (some of) the numbers bigger. For example:

 Originally: − 4 = 5 Change it to: − 4 − 2 = 5 Originally: 5 − = 4 Change it to: 10 − 5 − = 4 Originally: + 4 = 5 Change it to: 2 + + 4 = 11

And similarly the others. He can even enjoy the challenge of changing the problems himself... and then solving them!

By Maria Miller

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