Can Your Students Solve These Multiplication Table Math Puzzles?

Are you looking for some fun and engaging activities to help your kids practice and understand multiplication?

I started using multiplication table puzzles with my students every week last school year, and the results were pretty awesome, especially when it came to improving their ability to multiply and divide values without relying on memorization.

And if you're a fan of Stanford's Jo Boaler, then you know that she is a huge proponent of using visual math activities (like multiplication table puzzles) to improve student performance.

The following puzzles challenge students to use their math and reasoning skills to find the value of different symbols contained within a multiplication table.

They work like a bingo-table where the icon in each box represents the product of its corresponding column and row.

So go ahead and share the puzzles with your kiddos this week! They make for a great warm-up or cool-down activity for sparking mathematical discussion and creative problem-solving!

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1.) Candy Time!

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2.) Sandwich Day!

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3.) Peanut Butter Time!

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These puzzles are samples from my best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students in Grades 3-8.

The book is available as a PDF download and you can also get a hard copy on Amazon (Free Amazon Prime Shipping Included; pages are in black-and-white).

And here are the solutions to today’s multiplication table puzzles:

Candy Puzzle:

Sandwich Day Puzzle:

Peanut Butter Puzzle:

Free Math Coloring Worksheets for 3rd and 4th Grade

Now is the perfect time to share some math coloring pages and coloring worksheets with your 3rd grade and 4th grade students!

(Were you looking for math coloring pages for grades 5 and 6?)

These brand new math coloring worksheets for grade 3 and grade 4 come as familiar PDF files that are easy to print and share. The math coloring puzzles will engage your students to practice mathematical thinking and apply basic operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

The activities can be used to supplement your lesson plans and can be shared during any point of a lesson plan (or as homework and extra credit assignments).

Keep reading to access the full PDF file that shares all five math coloring worksheets for 3rd graders and 4th graders. To download each worksheet individually, right-click an image and save it to your computer.

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Math Coloring Worksheets for 3rd and 4th Grade

Math Coloring Worksheet #1/8: Monkey Math!

Math Coloring Worksheet #2/8: Sweet Treats!

Math Coloring Worksheet #4/8: Lost at Sea!

Are YOU looking for some super fun daily math puzzles for your students in grades 3-8? Our best-selling 101 Daily Math Challenges workbook is now available as a PDF download!

Math Coloring Worksheet #5/8: Animal Friends

Math Coloring Worksheet #6/8: Snack Time!

Math Coloring Worksheet #8/8: Game Time!

Click here to download all 8 free Math Coloring Worksheets for 3rd Grade and 4th Grade Students as a PDF file AND access the answer key to each puzzle.

And click here to access free math coloring worksheets for grades 5 and 6!

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

Can Your Students Solve the Famous Handshake Problem? (Grades 3-8)

It's always a good idea to mix up your instruction every now and then just to keep your kids on their toes.

And sharing today's fun math riddles and brain teasers like the Handshake Puzzle with your students is a great way to engage your students and incorporate some excitement into your upcoming lesson plans.

The Famous Handshake Problem

Here's the scenario:

If there are 20 people in a room and they each shake each other's hands once and only once, how many handshakes are there all together?

This challenge makes for a great warm-up or cool-down activity for sparking mathematical discussion and creative problem-solving at any grade level!

It's always fun to see the variety of strategies (acting out, drawing diagrams, algebraic, etc) that your students will apply to try to solve this puzzle.

More Free Resources: Can You Students Solve These Super Mario Math Puzzles?

Handshake Problem: Solution

Answer: 19 + 18 + 17 + ... + 3 + 2 + 1 = 190 total handshakes

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This puzzle is a sample from my best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students in Grades 3-8.

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the lead educator and founder of Mashup Math. He lives in Denver, Colorado and is also a YouTube for Education partner. Follow him on Twitter at @mashupmath.

What is the Cube Root of…

The following reference posts shares the cube roots of the most often searched values.

What is a cube root?

The cube root of a number is the value that produces that number when cubed.

For example, the cube root of 64 is 4 because 4^3 (4x4x4) equals 64.

What is the Cube Root of 1?

The cube root of 1 is 1 because 1x1x1=1.

What is the Cube Root of 8?

The cube root of 8 is 2 because 2x2x2=8.

What is the Cube Root of 27?

The cube root of 27 is 3 because 3x3x3=9.

What is the Cube Root of 64?

The cube root of 64 is 4 because 4x4x4=64.

What is the Cube Root of 125?

The cube root of 125 is 5 because 5x5x5=125.

What is the Cube Root of 216?

The cube root of 216 is 6 because 6x6x6=216

What is the Cube Root of 343?

The cube root of 343 is 7 because 7x7x7=343

What is the Cube Root of 512?

The cube root of 512 is 8 because 8x8x8=512

What is the Cube Root of 729?

The cube root of 729 is 9 because 9x9x9=729

What is the Cube Root of 1000?

The cube root of 1000 is 10 because 10x10x10=1000

What is the Cube Root of 1331?

The cube root of 1331 is 11 because 11x11x11=1331

What is the Cube Root of 1728?

The cube root of 1728 is 12 because 12x12x12=1728

What is the Cube Root of 2196?

The cube root of 2196 is 13 because 13x13x13=2196

What is the Cube Root of 2744?

The cube root of 2744 is 14 because 14x14x14=2744

What is the Cube Root of 3375?

The cube root of 3375 is 15 because 15x15x15=3375

What is the Cube Root of 4096

The cube root of 4096 is 16 because 16x16x16=4096

What is the Cube Root of… (Special Cases)

What if a cube root is not a whole number?

If a number is not a perfect cube, it’s cube root will be a decimal.

What is the Cube Root of 2?

The cube root of 2 is approximately 1.26 because 1.26x1.26x1.26 ≈ 2

What is the Cube Root of 3?

The cube root of 3 is approximately 1.44 because 1.44x1.44x1.44 ≈ 3

What is the Cube Root of 4?

The cube root of 4 is approximately 1.59 because 1.59x1.59x1.59 ≈ 4

What is the Cube Root of 9?

The cube root of 9 is approximately 2.08 because 2.08x2.08x2.08 ≈ 9

What is the Cube Root of 16?

The cube root of 16 is approximately 2.52 because 2.52x2.52x2.52 ≈ 16

What is the Cube Root of 81?

The cube root of 81 is approximately 4.33 because 4.33x4.33x4.33 ≈ 81

Learn How to Graph Cube Roots and Cubic Functions:

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Need Practice Finding Cube Roots?

Click the link below to download your free perfect cubes and cube roots practice worksheet:

PDF: Perfect Cubes and Cube Roots Practice Worksheet

Learn How to Multiply Radicals (and How to Multiply Square Roots) in 3 Easy Steps

Before you learn how to multiply radicals and how to multiply square roots, you need to make sure that you are familiar with the following vocabulary terms:

The radical is the square root symbol and the radicand is the value inside of the radical symbol. The radicand can include numbers, variables, or both.

The Multiplication Property of Square Roots

The key to learning how to multiply radicals is understanding the multiplication property of square roots.

The property states that whenever you are multiplying radicals together, you take the product of the radicands and place them under one single radical.

For example, radical 5 times radical 3 is equal to radical 15 (because 5 times 3 equals 15).

How to Multiply Radicals and How to Multiply Square Roots Example

Now let’s take a look at an example of how to multiply radicals and how to multiply square roots in 3 easy steps.

Problem:

Step One: Simplify the Square Roots (if possible)

In this example, radical 3 and radical 15 can not be simplified, so we can leave them as they are for now.

Step Two: Multiply the Radicands Together

﻿Now you can apply the multiplication property of square roots and multiply the radicands together. In this case, radical 3 times radical 15 is equal to radical 45 (because 3 times 15 equals 45).

Step Three: Simplify the Result (if possible)

The third and final step is to simplify the result if possible.

Can radical 45 be simplified?

The answer is yes.

Since radical 45 is equal to radical 9 times radical 5, and because radical 9 is equal to 3 (since 9 is a perfect square), we can simplify radical 45 to 3 times radical 5 (see the diagram below for a more detailed look on how to simplify square roots).

Finally, we can conclude that the final answer is:

How to Multiply Radicals and How to Multiply Square Roots Worksheet (with Answer Key)

Are you looking to get some more practice with multiplying radicals, multiplying square roots, simplifying radicals, and simplifying square roots?

Click the link below to access your free practice worksheet from Kuta Software:

Free Multiplying Radicals Worksheet

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math . You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.