• Shirt
  • Name
  • Profession
  • Achievement
  • Subject
  • Birthday
Woman #1 #1
Woman #2 #2
Woman #3 #3
Woman #4 #4
Woman #5 #5
  • The Police officer is somewhere between the woman that was born in July and the Judge, in that order.
  • Audrey is next to the woman wearing the Red shirt.
  • The woman who was born on Independence Day used to like Literature.
  • The Nutritionist is next to the woman that climbed a Mountain.
  • Kelsey is at one of the ends.
  • Shirley is exactly to the right of the Judge.
  • At the second position is the woman that was born in March.
  • The woman wearing the Red shirt is next to the woman wearing the Blue shirt.
  • The woman whose birthday is in May is exactly to the left of the woman who plays in a Band.
  • The one who took part in a Marathon is next to the one who was born in July.
  • At the fifth position is the woman who wrote a Book.
  • Michelle is exactly to the left of the woman that used to like Art.
  • The Bartender is at the fifth position.
  • The woman that was born in January is exactly to the right of the woman that used to like Chemistry.
  • The Surgeon is at one of the ends.
  • The Nutritionist is next to the woman who used to like Mathematics.
  • The woman wearing the Green shirt is exactly to the right of the woman whose favorite subject was History.
  • The one who raised money to a Charity is somewhere between the one who participated in a Marathon and the one that plays on a Band, in that order.
  • Audrey is next to the woman that was born in September.
  • The woman that used to like Literature is somewhere to the left of the woman that plays on a Band.
  • The woman wearing the White shirt is next to the woman that was born in July.

How to play

  • Start by reading all the clues;
  • Find all the "basic" clues and mark them. The most basic clue is the one that states that something is in a determined house/position. Example:
    • The German lives in house three.
  • Sometimes you are going to need to deduce some information using two or more clues;
  • All the clues must be used;
  • The game ends when all the clues are correctly checked and everything is filled.

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Cognitive Benefits of Zebra Puzzles

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Zebra Puzzles in Education

Zebra puzzles are increasingly being incorporated into educational settings as a tool for teaching logic and reasoning skills. Teachers and educators find these puzzles to be useful in engaging students in active learning, as they require students to apply critical thinking to solve complex problems. The puzzles can be adapted to various difficulty levels, making them accessible for students of different ages and abilities. They can be used as stand-alone exercises or integrated into a broader curriculum focused on mathematics, logic, or computer science.

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