Paper Puzzles 

I first saw about these puzzles on the Twitter page of one of my favorite authors:

Dave Richeson, the writer of the "Tales of Impossibility". Then, I searched more and actually found the puzzle on M+A+T+H=Love's blog (One of the best resources on the web about teaching math). They are called "crazy eights".

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All you need to do is print the pages back to back and cut from the indicated lines. You may even get a blank paper and write the numbers on both sides. Then the goal is to collect all the same kinds of numbers together. 

I liked the idea so I searched more for similar puzzles. Here is Wolfram's page about Tetraflexagons that can be turned into paper puzzles.

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The green one, which includes only 1,2, and 3 is pretty easy. Then the rest has different challenge levels for different numbers. 

Here are the templates I have used




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