Get your students’ brain juices flowing with this music symbols Sudoku puzzle! Playing Sudoku can help students build critical thinking skills inside and outside of the music classroom, including:
- Improving concentration
- Being able to analyze the relationship between the whole and the part
- Improving memory
- Developing problem-solving skills
Use this puzzle as an in-class activity, at-home assignment, extra credit, or save it for a substitute teacher. Students don’t need to specifically know music notation in order to do this activity–they just need to be able to see the patterns in the puzzle.
How It Works
Click the image below to access the printable PDF for your students, and don’t forget the answer key for grading! Have students complete the puzzle by filling in the blank spaces with the available musical symbols so that each row, column, and 3×3 box contains all 9 symbols.