KenKen puzzles are a great way for children to gain practice with single digit operations while 3×3 addition and subtraction 3×3 multiplication and division. How to Play Kenken. KenKen is a Japanese paper puzzle by Tetsuya Miyamoto that resembles Sudoku. Some papers even offer 3×3 grids for beginners too. Introduce KenKen(R) puzzles as a classroom cooperative puzzle. . We need 3 x 3, but we also need another number that won’t “spoil” the product: 3 x 3 x 1.

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Find and mark the boxes that only have one potential answer. After waiting long enough for students to have a chance, feel free to model “finding an easy place” by kejken to an “easy place” that you see. Start with a 4×4 puzzle, like the one shown here.

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Miyamoto, chess master Kennken Levy, and the rest of Team KenKen have crafted these math puzzles into great games for learning and brain training. The strategy above is great for single row problems, but any non-linear cages and you’ll be lost. Click here to see the video of how it works. Only one of each number in each horizontal row.

A 5×5 grid requires you use the numbers 1 to 5, and so on. Revenue we raise from advertisements and subscription sales allow us kenkwn keep the program going, plain and simple.

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Educational games for kids. However, remember that each row of a 6×6 equals 21, meaning that any two rows must equal Even this partial information is important.


Each column in a 3 x 3 grid must have the numbers 1, 2, and 3 in it. If you’d like to repeat a note notes in another square, simply drag the number from the original square to the new one. For those who prefer an Ad-Free playing experience, we have an option for just pennies-a-day and it 3×33 be 33 anytime.

Before beginning, make sure you can tell the edges of the each cage to prevent mistakes. Of course, you’ll also have to help them learn the rules, and you’ll want to model the “puzzling it out” process, but both of those can come as part of playing the first time, because it’s hard to understand and remember all the rules before you start playing with the puzzles. Keep track of which numbers you cannot use in bigger Kenken puzzles. kenkfn

The number will disappear from the square. Use each number only once per row, once per column. Ask for ideas, but recognize that students are not yet likely to expect that solving a puzzle is about deduction not guessing.

Do we know what order to write them? Want KenKen Ad Free? Pointing to the third cell in that row, ask students what they can now figure out about the number that goes in that cell. This may seem like useless information, but it means that the row or column must have its 1, 2, or 3 further down. Mathematical Puzzles In other languages: Upload keknen picture for other readers to see.


If a two is in the left box on one row, then it must be on the right box of the other row 3x you can only have one 2 in each row. If you have questions or comments, please email us at info kenken.

If it is a 9×9, thenetc. So a cage with menken boxes labeled “3-” would have to have two numbers that, when subtracted, equal 3, like 4 and 1. Resources of KenKen R puzzles. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

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Fill in each horizontal row with the numberswithout repeating any of them. The far-left column already has a 1 and 2 in it, so 3 must go in the bottom-left square.

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There are two good candidates in this puzzle. Try this grid a knken more times, each time starting with a different cage. Use groupings of potential numbers to fill in the areas you’re unsure of. For example, imagine a vertical row that already contains a 4 and a blank in the top boxes.

These numbers will also show up on the left side above the grid as the “Notes” box.

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