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
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.
Math problem that deals with the hands of a clock.
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.
Which two digit numerals will reflect and look the same across the horizontal axis? Which will reflect across the vertical axis?
Answer to challenge problems about probability of catching fish.
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.
Here’s a math puzzle guaranteed to drive your friends crazy. Have fun!