Number hive – Computational thinking logic puzzles KS2 booklet

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17-page PDF booklet

Key Stage



Years 3-6


This number hive logic puzzles booklet for KS2 will get pupils practising their computational thinking based on logic puzzles.

Try to solve some simple logic puzzles while learning about computational thinking and especially logical thinking.

Learn how to solve number hive puzzles. These are simple logic puzzles that involve filling a hexagonal ‘hive’ with numbers so that no number appears next to itself.

See how by deriving new general rules that extend the rules of the puzzle you unlock the power of pattern matching.

Learn about logical thinking, deduction, rewrite rules, pattern matching, abstraction, generalisation and computational thinking.

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Number hive booklet
Number hive – Computational thinking logic puzzles KS2 booklet

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