I just received word that new daily KenKen puzzles are now available at this kenken.com website. You can choose from small puzzles, such as the 4×4, all the way to the mega-size 9×9 for real KenKen enthusiasts. All the puzzles are rated Medium.
This serves as a nice companion to the New York Times KenKen site, where there are only two sizes, 4×4 and 6×6, but you can choose from Easier, Medium, or Harder versions of each size. I like these new options for the classroom since I can now work with students at the 4×4 size, then gradually “graduate” them to the 5×5, then to the 6×6, and so on. Many of my students really look forward to these puzzles, and we do them on a regular basis. Sometimes the KenKen puzzles are for warmups, some are for homework, and they also appear on tests (whatever you want kids to study and master needs to be made part of your assessment).
Some traveling news: the creator of KenKen, Mr. Tetsuya Miyamoto, is coming to the USA for his first ever visit end of February. He intends to visit New York and San Francisco. I’ll keep you posted as I hear more.