Thursday, April 5, 2012

Math Riddles

Every once in a while, I find myself with some time to spare with a math class. One way that I've found that really fills the time and gets the students thinking is to give them a math riddle or two.

I put together a quick SmartBoard notebook file with the math riddles I've found. I didn't include any solutions, because many students are smart enough to try to find them. If you're looking for a solution for any of the questions, post a comment or ask a question.

Most of these riddles are from Steve Miller's Math Riddles page. The really neat part is that he has not posted the solutions, so if you want to use them, you've got to try to solve them yourself. A few have been changed slightly, and some are variations on commonly known math puzzles.

I hope you find them challenging and entertaining, and that your students do, too!

The notebook file can be downloaded by clicking this link.