The end of the year is near. So give students something different. Here’s an idea for a complete lesson plan that uses math riddles to grab students’ attention. The clip shows a math riddle from the movie “Die Hard.” This is a springboard to get everyone excited about riddles. From there you have many options for moving the lesson forward. Have fun!

# Archive | Puzzles

# Rubik’s Slide: play your way to geometric knowledge

The people who gave us the Rubik’s Cube recently came out with another fun puzzle, the Rubik’s Slide. This post tells all about this fun puzzle, which actually helps students learn some geometric concepts.

# Fun Math Problem #2

Math problem that deals with the hands of a clock.

# FUN MATH PROBLEM — Circling the Square & Vice-Versa

Circle the Square or square the circle. Either way, it’s a fun math problem. Feel free to try it, share it, use it however you wish.

# Problem of the Week — Answer

Which two digit numerals will reflect and look the same across the horizontal axis? Which will reflect across the vertical axis?

# Challenge Problem – the ANSWER

Answer to challenge problems about probability of catching fish.

# NOVEMBER PROBLEM OF THE MONTH

November 2008 Problem of the Month: finding an alternative way to represent a number using nothing more than a few candles. Use number theory and flexible thinking to find a way to show the number. There’s a prize for the person who answers most quickly.

# “Cruel” Sequences Puzzle

Here’s a math puzzle guaranteed to drive your friends crazy. Have fun!