Funstuff: Puzzle Time!
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    “Funstuff: Puzzle Time!” Friend, November 2016

    Funstuff

    Puzzle Time!

    Funstuff: Puzzle Time!

    What’s the absolute best thing you can put into a pie? To find out, fill in the boxes that contain letters in the word “GIVING.” Then write the remaining letters from left to right in the blanks provided.

    G

    N

    Y

    I

    V

    O

    U

    V

    G

    N

    R

    I

    T

    I

    E

    V

    G

    E

    T

    N

    H

    ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

    Check your answers below.

    Modern-day Mystery

    Samantha was reading in her journal and came across this entry: “Two days ago, I was 8 years old. Next year, I can’t wait to turn 11!” She didn’t make a mistake in her math. How is this possible?

    Olive Squares

    Carter has arranged his olives on his plate in a most spectacular way! How many squares can you make by connecting lines between the olives? Hint: not all squares are the same size, and think diagonally!

    • Answers: your teeth; Samantha’s journal entry was written on January 1. The day before, December 31, was her 9th birthday. This year she’ll turn 10 on December 31, and next year she’ll turn 11 on December 31; Carter can make 11 squares: 2 big, 4 medium, and 5 little.