Puzzles and Games

I enjoy puzzles, and want to be able to use puzzles and games in my classrooms. But to do that effectively I need to keep track of all the different places to find puzzles, whether new ones, or older puzzles I’ve used before. Here is my attempt to compile as many puzzles as I can.

Check the menu for specific types of puzzles, or look at the bottom of the page for a list of all puzzles stored on this website.

Below is a list of other places to look for mathematical puzzles, games, and curiosities.

This page is currently being rebuilt. The original version of this page can be found here.

Only Ones
Using any or all of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation (and brackets), and as many of
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One Spot Dice
You have two blank 6-sided dice. You are allowed to choose any number of the twelve faces and draw exactly
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Number of Letters
The numbers seven, eleven, fifteen, nineteen make a sequence where the numbers go up by 4 each time. But if
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Lousy Labelling
Three boxes filled with lots of balls are on the table. One box is full of red balls, one is
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Area Maze #5
Find the pink area.
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Combo Cube
Eight cubes are marked with one dot on two opposite faces, two dots on two opposite faces and three dots
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Area #9
Find the purple area.
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Area #9
Find the area of a star formed in an octagon placed on an equilateral triangle.
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One Truth, Two Lies
Two straight lines, AB and CD, are on the same plane. One, but only one, of the following statements is
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Area #7
FInd the exact value for the purple area within the dodecagon. Note: Not for the faint-hearted.
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