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Algebra Math Puzzles

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Need a break in the math cycle? Here are some fun math and algebra puzzles to keep your mathematicians learning, thinking, and even getting stumped a few times to encourage deeper thinking.
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Can You Solve the Seven Planets Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
Can you use math and logic to beat the bad guys? You can in space! Take an intergalactic trip into a seedy and speedy crime syndicate with the Seven Planets Riddle, which challenges two interstellar police officers to use deductive...
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Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Math enthusiasts and riddle gurus are sure to love a mind-bending puzzle involving a king, a scale, and a counterfeit coin. Middle and high schoolers work through a video that describes a mathematician's challenge to find a false coin in...
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Fiddle Dee Diddle - It's Time For A Riddle

For Teachers 3rd
Energize your math class! They will use the story problem process to solve math riddle problems. They compute and solve problems involving addition and subtraction of 3- and 4- digit numbers and basic facts of multiplication and division...
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What Am I?: Geometric Shape Riddles

For Students 1st - 3rd
Combine literacy, problem-solving, and geometric shape recognition with this riddle instructional activity. Scholars solve 4 riddes, naming the shape described in each. Descriptions are in first person, and include a real-life...
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Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...
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Can You Solve the Dark Coin Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
You're trapped in a dark castle with a pile of gold coins that a wizard will only allow you to leave with if you can solve his riddle. Math learners solve the riddle of the dark coin with the help of an engaging instructional video.
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Hundreds Chart Riddles

For Students 1st - 3rd
Can you fill in the fragmented hundreds chart? If your learners are getting comfortable with the hundreds chart, challenge them with this fun riddle activity. Using provided fragments, learners must fill in each square using only one...
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Can You Solve These Physics Riddles? (Part 1/3)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Physics Girl and Simone Giertz team up to challenge each other to answer science riddles as part of an extensive video series on physics. In a subset of three videos, both physics and electronics questions challenge viewers to apply past...
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Boat Safety Math

For Students 1st - 2nd
What should you always carry on a boat? Learners must solve ten addition and subtraction problems to solve this riddle. The equations include single and double-digit numbers, but no negative numbers are used. They also don't need to...
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Number Riddles

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Challenge the deductive reasoning skills of young mathematicians with this series of number riddles. Requiring knowledge about place value, prime and composite numbers, factors, and multiples these puzzles are a great resource for...
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You Know the Answer: Math Riddle

For Students 3rd - 6th
Although the riddle is an outdated political reference, this math challenge is a good practice in operations and domain-specific vocabulary. Learners complete 18 problems, using multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition. Some...
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Can You Solve the Virus Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
A vicious airborne virus is about to leak out of your lab, and it is up to you to stop it. Once entering a contaminated room, you destroy it, preventing you from leaving the room the same way you entered. Challenge your class to solve...
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Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?

For Students 5th - 12th
You've been abducted by aliens! The good news: they don't eat collaborative and logical beings. The bad news: You need to prove that you are capable of working together with your fellow captives to solve a logic riddle. Enjoy a video...
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Can You Solve the Temple Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th
Curses, foiled again! Two members of your team have been cursed and will lie to you about the path out of the temple, but you must leave. How do you figure out the correct path? Ah, the riddle of the temple requires logic and educated...
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Fraction Riddles

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this fraction riddles activity, students problem solve five mathematical word problems associated with fraction riddles. Students share their answers with their classmates.
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Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 8

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
You've just hit the jackpot of integrating math problems and riddles with this jumbo-sized resource! Written as a newsletter, scroll through 35 pages of puzzles and quality problems to engage and encourage your learners to inquire and...
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Seven Riddle - Enrichment 11.7

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dividing by seven riddle, students read the riddle about Going to St. Ives, divide boxes of problems by seven, shade all boxes with odd quotients, and solve the riddle telling how many were going to St. Ives. Students solve...
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Rhyming Riddles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners come up with rhyming riddles like "Silly Filly," "Lazy Daisy," "Wild Child," and "Soggy Doggy." They fold a piece of construction paper in half and put the riddle on the front with the answer inside.
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Mr. P's Life

For Students 7th - 10th
With only indirect information, can your mathematicians figure out how old Mr. P is? This secondary mathematics learning exercise has algebra students examining 9 pieces of information about Mr. P's life, each of which is integral to...
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Multiply by 9

For Students 2nd - 4th
Have your math stars use their multiplication fact skills to solve the age-old question: When are two apples alike? They solve ten equations, multiplying 9 by numbers 1-10. Once they have completed the problems, learners can fill in the...
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Length Riddle - Enrichment 13.3

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What has a foot on each side and one in the middle? Measuring mathematicians are to match measurements in column A with equivalent measures in column B in order to solve the riddle! Most of the measurements in column A are written out in...
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Fairy Tale Math

For Teachers 2nd
Have class members rewrite a favorite fairy tale in order to incorporate numerical information. For inspiration, the teacher provides an example written by another second grader. These modified stories are then used to write word...
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Can You Solve the Vampire Hunter Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
Young hunters require neither stakes nor silver bullets to vanquish vampires resting in their coffins. They rely instead on their knowledge of mirrors, diffusers, and angles to solve the riddle presented in a short video.

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