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Get Your Free No-Shave November Math Puzzle

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Get Your Free No-Shave November Math Puzzle

Happy No-Shave November!

Are you ready to celebrate in your math classroom?

Now that November has arrived, it’s officially the start of Movember, also known as No-Shave November, a month-long event where participants forgo grooming and shaving in an effort to raise cancer awareness.

You can participate by growing out a wild beard, by donating money to no-shave.org, where all proceeds go to cancer-prevention causes, and by raising awareness in your school.

So, even if you and your students can't cultivate a sweet handlebar mustache, you can still celebrate Movember in your classroom with a fun No-Shave November-themed math puzzle!

It makes for a great warm-up, transition, or exit ticket activity and can be shared with students in grades 3 and up!

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Keep reading to see the answer key.

Keep reading to see the answer key.

 

Answer Key: Beret=10, Man Bun=4, Mowhawk=7, Headphones=7


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!


You can learn more about No-Shave November and how you can participate and join the fight against cancer by visiting No-Shave.org.

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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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Are Your Kids Ready for These Candy Shop Math Puzzles?

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Are Your Kids Ready for These Candy Shop Math Puzzles?

Candy Shop Math Puzzles for Grades 3-8

Are your students ready for a challenge?

The following free math puzzles and activities are samples from our best-selling PDF workbooks 101 Daily Math Challenges for Engaging Students in Grades 3-8 and 101 Daily ‘Which One Doesn’t Belong ?’ Math Activities. Enjoy!

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Are you ready to channel your kids' enthusiasm for candy into learning math?

Working on math puzzles will give your students a unique opportunity to think creatively, critically, and deeply about math, which boosts the development of problem-solving skills and strategies.

So, go ahead and share these activities in your classroom and watch your student engagement skyrocket!

The activities are printable and make great warm-up and/or cool-down activities for students in grades 3-8.

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

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Activity #1: Find the value of the '?'

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

Gummy Bear=16

Lime Gummy=0

Lolipop=16

Ring Pop=4

? = 36

Hint: Since the gummy bear and lolipop are equal to each other, then are interchangeable.

 


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!


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Activity #2: Which One Doesn't Belong? 

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

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 ready to start using WODB math activities with your kids? You can now get our best-selling PDF workbook with over 100 printable WODB activities!


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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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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)


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

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.


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

Looking for more free math challenges like this one to share with your kids? click here

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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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