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10 Super Fun Math Riddles for Kids (with Answers)

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10 Super Fun Math Riddles for Kids (with Answers)

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Kids easily grow bored with repetitive and predictable worksheets. Challenging math riddles, on the other hand, are great for engaging kids to think critically and apply their math and reasoning skills in creative ways.

Math riddles and brain teasers can be used with kids in the classroom and at home as an effective strategy for improving problem-solving skills. Teachers and parents can use them to challenge their kids and keep them interested in learning math.

If you are looking for some challenging (or even a bit silly) math riddles and brain teasers for your kids, then check out this brand new collection of 10 Super Fun Math Riddles for Kids! These riddles are ideal for students in grades 3-8.

You can work through these riddles one-by-one by scrolling down, or you can click here to download all of them together in this free math riddles with answers PDF worksheet.

And if you get stuck, be sure to download your free Math Riddles for Kids PDF worksheet to access the answer key. Enjoy!

10 Awesome Maths Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids:


1.) Troy has more than two dogs at home. All of them are corgis, except for two. All of them are pugs, except for two. All of them are labs, except for two. What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have?

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Answer: Troy has 3 dogs: one corgi, one pug, and one lab

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2.) I am a three-digit number. My tens digit is six more than my ones digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit. What number am I?

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Answer: 193


3.) A grandmother, two mothers, and two daughters went to a baseball game together and bought one ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total?

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Answer:  3 tickets (the grandmother is also a mother and the mother is also a daughter)


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4.) When Miguel was 6 years old, his little sister, Leila, was half is age. If Miguel is 40 years old today, how old is Leila?

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Answer: She is 37 years old.


5.) What can you put between a 7 and an 8 so that the result is greater than a seven, but less than an eight? 

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Answer: A decimal. 7.8 is greater than 7, but less than 8


6.) The total cost for a new pair of headphones and a new pair of sunglasses is $140. The headphones cost $100 more than the sunglasses. How much do the headphones cost?

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Answer: The headphones cost $120 and the sunglasses cost $20.


7.) Leon works at the aquarium. When he tries to put each turtle in its own tank, he has one turtle too many. But if he puts two turtles per tank, he has on tank too many. How many turtles and how many tanks does Leon have?

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Answer: He has 3 tanks and 4 turtles


8.) How far can a dog run into the woods?

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Answer: Half way (after that, the dog would be running out of the woods)


9.) Alvin spent half as much as Lorie did on holiday presents this year and Chris spent 3 times more than Alvin did. The total spent between the three of them was $720. How much money did each person spend?

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Answer: Alvin spent $120, Lorie spent $240, and Chris spent $360


10.) You are given an 8 gallon jug filled with water, and also two empty jugs: one that holds 5 gallons and another that holds 3 gallons. Using these three jugs, how can you measure exactly 4 gallons of water?

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Answer: Fill te 5-gallon jug. Next, pour from the 5-gallon jug to completely fill the 3-gallon jug (leaving 2 gallons in the 5-gallon jug). Then, pour all of the water from the 3-gallon jug back into the 8-gallon jug. Next, pour the two gallons from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug, which would leave it with one gallon of space available. Then, fill the 5-gallon jug again. Finally, pour from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug (filling up the one gallon of available space), which would leave you with exactly four gallons in the 5-gallon jug!


Did I miss your favorite math riddle for kids? Share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions in the comments section below!

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By Anthony Persico

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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.

 
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Can Your Students Solve these Avengers Math Puzzles? (Grades 3-9)

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Can Your Students Solve these Avengers Math Puzzles? (Grades 3-9)

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Avengers: Endgame is currently the most popular movies in the world right and arguably the most excited super hero movie ever made!

And it's probably no secret that your kids love the movie's featured superheroes like The Hulk, Thor, Captain Marvel, Ironman, Black Panther, and Spiderman! 

So, why not channel your students' enthusiasm for the Avengers into fun math learning experiences with 5 free Avengers-themed math puzzles for grades 3-9?

Working on math puzzles gives your students an opportunity to think critically and deeply about mathematics, develop problem-solving strategies, and work through challenging problems—plus they’re super fun!

These free and printable Avengers math activities make excellent warm-up and/or cool-down activities. They can also be used to supplement your lessons and as homework or extra credit assignments. No matter how you choose to incorporate these Avengers math activities into your lessons, you will surely see your student engagement reach super levels!

How to Download: You can download any of the puzzles by right-clicking on the image and saving it to your computer or by dragging-and-dropping it to your desktop.

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1.) Find the value of the '?'

Use your math skills to find the value of each icon.

Iron Man = 13

Hulk = 13

Captain America = 3

Spider Man = 6

Groot = 2

? = 29

Hint: Since Iron Man and Hulk are equal to each other, they are interchangeable.

 

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2.) Multiplication tables work like a Bingo board, where the value of each box represents the product of its corresponding row and column.

Iron Man = 1

Captain America = 3

Hulk and Spiderman = 7

Avengers Logo = 21

Thor = 6

Shield = 14

Groot = 2

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3.) Multiplication Area Model

Area models help kids to think visually about multiplication, which is the approach that Mathematical Mindsets author Jo Boaler recommends most for improving math understanding.

Iron Man = 120

Hulk = 20

Spider Man = 10

Groot = 6

Captain America = 40


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!

My best-selling workbook 101 Math Challenges for Engaging Your Students is now available as a PDF download. You can get yours today by clicking here.


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4.) Which One Doesn’t Belong? (simple)

Remember that WODB? activities are meant to spark mathematical thinking and discussion and do not have a single correct answer.

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5.) Which One Doesn't Belong?  (intermediate)

Want to learn more about how to use WOBD? math activities with your kids? click here

Tip: Have your kids justify their thinking in writing!


Are you looking for more daily WODB? math graphics?

You can now share 101 daily WODB warm-up activities for grades 1-8 with your kids with our PDF workbook!


How will you use these math puzzles with your kids? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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By Anthony Persico

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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.

 
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21 Cool Math Games and Activities for Kids in Elementary School

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21 Cool Math Games and Activities for Kids in Elementary School

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Math teachers are always looking for cool math games and activities to share with students at the elementary and middle school levels. Using cool math games and activities in your lesson plans is a great strategy for boosting student engagement and excitement for learning math inside and outside of the classroom.

The following list of cool math games and activities for kids includes math video games, math board games, math puzzles and brain teasers, and other fun math game and activity ideas.

These cool maths games and activities are perfect for lesson plans, at home learning, summer session, and more. Which one will be your favorite?


Cool Math Games and Activities for Kids: Video Games

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1.) Prodigy

With over 900 crucial math skills for Grades 1 - 8, Prodigy is the perfect game for mastering mathematics both at home and at school (visit).

2.) Math Playground

Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles and a variety of 
problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides 
a safe place for children to learn and explore math concepts at their own pace (visit).

BrainPop Jr. shares a huge collection of fun, game-based learning math lessons.

BrainPop Jr. shares a huge collection of fun, game-based learning math lessons.

3.) BrainPop Jr

Gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas about core math learning topics (visit).

4.) DreamBox Learning-Math

DreamBox Learning Math is an adaptive, online K-8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction and deliver results (visit).

5.) Monkey Math (iOS app)

Join your child’s favorite monkey in math games and activities in a playfully designed beach-themed world (visit)


Cool Math Games and Activities for Kids: Board Games

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6.) Sum Swap

Kids develop math fluency and early math skills basic as they play through the game board (learn more).

Kids love to play the  Sequence Numbers  game!

Kids love to play the Sequence Numbers game!

7.) Sequence Numbers

Match the addition or subtraction equation on the card to the correct answer on the board, and place your chip there (learn more).

8.) Dino Math Tracks Place Value Game

Learn place value, counting, addition, and subtraction with a prehistoric twist! (learn more)

9.) Pay Day!

This classic board game is much easier than Monopoly and teaches kids how to make and manage money (learn more)

10.) Pizza Fraction Fun Game

Segmented pizzas provide a multi-sensory way to introduce and explore fractions (learn more)


Cool Math Games and Activities for Kids: Math Puzzles

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11.) Daily Sudoku for Kids

Sudoku puzzles are a great activity for kids. They exercise the brain, help develop logical reasoning, and provide a sense of achievement (visit).

12.) Riddles from Math Warehouse

Your kids will have a blast with fun math riddles and brain teasers! (visit)

Get free math puzzles at www.mashupmath.com

Get free math puzzles at www.mashupmath.com

13.) Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Puzzles from Mashup Math

Sharing these fun, free, and printable daily math puzzles with your students is guaranteed to boost student engagement and get your kids exciting about practicing and learning math every day! (visit)

14.) Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Make your math warm-ups more visual and thought-provoking with Which One Doesn’t Belong? activities. They’re a great strategy for instantly sparking creative and critical student thinking (learn more and access free sample graphics).

15.) Two Truths and One Lie! (2T1L)

2T1L is a fun way to spark deep mathematical thinking and open discussion at the start (or end—2T1L activities make great exit tickets) of any lesson (learn more and access sample activities)


Cool Math Games and Activities for Kids: Fun Activities

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16.) The Barbie Bungee Jump!

The Barbie Bungee Jump Experiment is a super fun, hands-on, group STEM lesson idea (learn more).

17.) The Human Number Line

Fraction Kits are simple and highly effective.

Fraction Kits are simple and highly effective.

Every student receives a card with a value on the front and they have to stand side-by-side to create a human number line! Make this activity extra challenging by only allow certain students to speak (or none at all). (video example)

18.) Fraction Kit

Creating fraction kits is a great way to get your kids exploring equivalent fractions and acquiring a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic (learn more)

19.) Math Facts Hopscotch

Challenge kids to a game of hopscotch, multiplication hopscotch that is. Get some fresh air while skip counting and hopping! (learn more)

20.) The Famous Four 4’s Activity

Can you find every number between 1 and 20 using only four 4’s and any operation? (Here’s an example √4 + √4 + 4⁄4 = 5). (learn more)

21.) Candy Math!

Using candy as a hands-on math learning tool is a great way to make good use of all the piles of candy at Halloween or Easter and to boost student engagement (get 30+ Amazing Candy Math Activities for Kids).


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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.

 
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Free Math Brain Teaser Puzzles for Kids in Grades 1-6 to Celebrate Snack Food Month!

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Free Math Brain Teaser Puzzles for Kids in Grades 1-6 to Celebrate Snack Food Month!

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Are you looking for some fun and printable math brain teaser puzzles for kids elementary school?

If so, the following collection of 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade math brain teaser puzzles for kids will be a perfect addition to your lesson plans during the month of February.

All of these free math brain teaser puzzles can be used a key component of your lesson, as a warm-up, do-now, or anticipatory set, as a cool-down, or even as a homework assignment.

And since February is National Snack Food Month, a time celebrate your favorite snack foods, whether they be healthy or unhealthy, these super fun, brand new snack foods math puzzles are perfect for celebrating in your classroom!

The puzzles are tiered by difficulty using the color system from my brand new PDF workbook: The Big Book of Super Fun Math Puzzles for Grades 1-6 !

Pink (Grades 1 & 2) | Blue (Grades 3 & 4) | Green (Grades 5 & 6)


1.) Pink Level (Grades 1-2)

Solution:

Chips=4

Cookie=6

Popcorn=3

?=7

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2.) Blue Level (Grades 3-4)

Solution:

Chips=8

Pretzel=8

Cookie=13

Popcorn=5

?=80

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3.) Green Level (Grades 5-6)

Solution:

Chips=14

Pretzel=14

Cookie=8

Popcorn=13

?=222

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The Best Math Christmas Word Problems for 5th grade

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The Best Math Christmas Word Problems for 5th grade

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Are you looking for super fun and engaging free Math Christmas Math Worksheets for 5th Grade (level 5) that are printable and easy to share?

Word problems help students think logically and creatively while applying their math skills to real-world scenarios (which is super fun when those scenarios are Christmas-related).

So go ahead and add some of the fun 5th Grade Christmas Word Problems (Grade 5) to your upcoming lesson plans before winter break or Christmas vacation (these activities are perfect for the last day before your kids leave for vacation).

Each 5th Grade Christmas Maths Word Problem (Grade 5) can be used a key component of your lesson, as a warm-up, do-now, or anticipatory set, as a cool-down, or even as a homework assignment.

The word problems cover topics including adding and subtracting fractions, equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting decimals, and multiplication and division.

The Christmas Math Word Problems for 5th Grade are super cute and engaging and your 5th graders will love them!


1.) Christmas Math Word Problem #1: Shop Till You Drop!

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Answer:

X + 2X + 3X = 720 —- X=120

Alvin spent $120, Lorie spent $240, and Chris spent $360

Try It! Share this free Christmas Word Problem with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.

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2.) Christmas Math Word Problem #2: Reindeer Feed

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Answer: 5/30 pounds were fed at dinner

Try It! Share this free Christmas Word Problem with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.


Are you looking for more daily math challenges and puzzles to share with your kids?

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3.) Christmas Math Word Problem #3: Cookie Bake

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Answer: Rej would need 2.4 cups of sugar and 0.06 cups of cinnamon.

Try It! Share this free Christmas Word Problem with your 5th graders by right-clicking the image to save it to your computer or to print.


What 5th Grade Christmas Math Activities are you sharing with your kids this year? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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By Anthony Persico

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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.

 
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