We first start with the less fun algebra word problems. The hardest part of word problems is likely picking out the numbers and operations. Here are some tips on finding this information.
Then we move on to some fun and games with a quick tutorial on how to use logic to solve Sudoku puzzles.
This video shows some tips on finding useful information in Algebra word problems.
Sudoku is a great number puzzle that requires logical thinking and deductive reasoning. It can be fun (and addictive) and I think it helps promote logical thinking. The video is rather long, and I think I repeated some of the techniques.