6 resources for teachers, students, and families math puzzles and brainteasers grades 3 5 pdf support instruction in the classroom and at home. Take a product tour of a Houghton Mifflin program. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
In February 2014, I asked my subscribers for their favorite math puzzle. This collection is the result—a list of puzzles chosen by teachers and parents! Most only require the four basic operations or not even that, so they work well for elementary school children and on up. The challenging puzzles are on their own page.
I also list several good puzzle websites and books at the bottom of this page. This is for you kindergarten folks—a coloring Sudoku game! The stars in the same row and column must have different colors.
Move three sticks and make the fish to swim in the opposite direction. You can see the solution and play an interactive version of this puzzle at Puzzles.
He then found out he need 7 more wall pieces to finish his project. How did he rearrange the pens so that there was only 1 pig per pen?
Move only three coins and turn the triangle upside down. Click here for the answer, but not before you’ve thought about it!
This is one of my favorites! It is a simple puzzle, but illustrates beautifully the idea of “thinking outside the box.
Join all the dots using four straight lines and without lifting your pencil. Click here for the answer, but think about it first!
How many triangles are there? See a hint and the solution at Cool Math 4 Kids site. Tower of Hanoi is an old favorite puzzle where you move disks from one tower to another. If you’ve never played, try this online version.