It’s your first day at Magnificent Marigold’s Magical Macademy. But before you can learn your first spell you must get through the sorting ceremony. And the sorting hat has chosen you for a special challenge. The Macademy had 8 founders who established four houses, and there was once a mysterious fifth house. Can you figure out who founded what?
Get a note pad and be ready to chart out what you know, Sudoku-style, to solve the sorting hat riddle. Alex Rosenthal and Dan Katz created this TED-Ed lesson, with animation by Igor Coric. This puzzle has two parts; don’t forget to hit pause (twice) so that you can work out the problems before the solutions are revealed.