Triangle, Square, and other Polygon Puzzles. Circle Puzzles Sussex as a shepherd who had taught himself mathematics and astronomy. The Maths Year website contains puzzles and problems, and links to a number of other mathematical websites. This is a collection of puzzles for Maths lessons. Hopefully you'll find these are a it more interesting than the “Let's count up in 's” type of lesson starter that.

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Brilliant Maths. Puzzles for 8 - 9 year olds. Revision • Consolidation • Fun. Come and join the challenge! WRITTEN BY RON SHAW. THE ACTIVITIES IN THIS. These puzzles work your executive functions in your frontal lobes by using your pattern recognition, hypothesis testing, and logic. Example: What comes next in. or [13] Mathematical Association of America, MAA: Recreational Math- ematics;.

What is the weight of one brick? Here is the answer It weighs 2 kg. Since half a brick weighs 1 kg, the brick weighs 2 kg.

A car is going up a hill. The hill is one mile long. The driver goes up the hill at an average speed of 30 miles per hour.

When the driver reaches the top of the hill, he starts down the other side. The downhill side is also one mile long.

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How fast must the driver go down the hill in order to average 60 miles per hour? Solution It is impossible to average 60 miles per hour. An average speed of 60 miles per hour requires two minutes to cover two miles. The first mile was covered at 30 miles per hour. This means that two minutes were used to travel that mile. Hence there are no minutes left to cover the second mile.

There are 7 girls on a bus. Each girl has 7 backpacks.

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In each backpack, there are 7 big cats. For every big cat there are 7 little cats. How many legs are on the bus, not counting the driver?

Solution There are a total of 10, legs.

There are 7 girls. They have 14 legs.

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See the answer 10 hours 70 minutes equals 11 hours 10 minutes. An intelligent trader travels from 1 place to another carrying 3 sacks having 30 coconuts each. No sack can hold more than 30 coconuts. On the way he passes through 30 checkpoints and on each checkpoint he has to give 1 coconut for each sack he is carrying.

How many coconuts are left in the end? Solution There are 25 coconuts left. He will give out 3 coconuts at each of the first 10 checkpoints and empty his first bag.

He has two sacks left. Then he gives out 2 cocounts at each of the next 15 checkpoints, emptying his second bag. Then he has one bag of coconuts left and only 5 checkpoints to go, which means he gives out 5 coconuts from the last bag and is left with 25 coconuts.

A milkman has an 8-liter container full of milk, and also two empty containers that measure 5 liters and 3 liters. He needs to deliver 4 liters of milk to a customer.

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The milkman has no other spare containers and no way to mark any containers. He does not want to pour milk away.

How will he measure the 4 liters of milk? Those who do not know this problem usually assume that the stack will not be thicker than up to a couple of meters. However, the thickness of a piece of paper folded in half 50 times will be surprisingly big, more than million kilometers! The distance from the Earth to the Sun is about ,, km. The length of paper you would need for this folding would be many light years long!!! Challenging puzzles sent to my puzzle contest.

It is divided into 14 chapters, each with different kinds of puzzles, such as matchstick puzzles, dominoes and dice, divisibility, cross sums and magic squares, "Measure Seven Times Before You Cut" dissection puzzles , "With Algebra and without It" tricky word problems , and so on. The puzzles and brainteasers range from simple fun riddles to difficult problems, yet none requiring advanced math. I offer a few examples below.

The number of letters in the target word or phrase is given in parentheses to make your task a little easier. Answers having multiple words are denoted by the number of letters in each word, separated by commas. The numbers are sometimes part of the answer itself: A square may contain a single decimal digit instead of a letter.

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In this case, the length of the clue is prefixed by the hash symbol. At other times, letters themselves may represent a number in a way that will be obvious.

Finally, the clue itself may contain a number. A four-letter-word month meets four-numbered day and boom — fireworks!Try giving them some math riddles that combine critical thinking with basic math skills.

Number sequence: This contains a series of numbers which progress in a particular way. Students love to solve puzzles and math brain teasers! Online math resources menu. What is the weight of one brick? Features that stayed the same: The crossword grid is identical to the one used in There are riddle pages available for both numbers and geometry.

Fill in the missing numbers.

In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.