Bring some symmetric puzzling fun to your classroom with this pentomino butterfly puzzle. Can you use a standard set of twelve pentominoes to build the shape of a butterfly? My students have been loving the various animal pentomino puzzles I have posted this year as some of our puzzles of the week such as the …

# Puzzles

Can you solve the Fives Challenge? Can you use exactly four fives and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the target numbers? What is the Fives Challenge? Using exactly four fives, add arithmetical symbols between the fives to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, times, and divide symbols, as …

Bring some rainforest fun to your classroom with this pentominoes frog puzzle. Can you use a standard set of twelve pentominoes to build the shape of a frog?

How well do you know your math vocabulary? This Math Triples Puzzle will test your ability to piece together various three letter word fragments to create mathematical terms. Puzzle Instructions Combine the letter trios to spell out some words associated with mathematics. Each trio of letters will be used exactly once. Puzzle Inspiration This puzzle …

Can you arrange these sixteen puzzle pieces to form an ant farm which is a closed loop?

This 1-2-3 Puzzle challenges you to arrange the four pieces to create each of the digits 1, 2, and 3. Pieces can be rotated, but they cannot be flipped or overlapped. Source of Puzzle This puzzle is an adaptation of the 1-2-3 Transforming Puzzle in Serhiy Grabarchuk’s The Simple Book of Not-So-Simple Puzzles. Any puzzle …

This 3-1-4 Number Challenge is the perfect way to challenge your brain on Pi Day! How many different numbers can you come up with mathematical expressions for using only the digits 3, 1, and 4? Instructions Use the digits 3, 1, and 4 exactly one time each along with any mathematical symbol or operation of …

This pi puzzle is the perfect quick activity to add to any Pi Day Celebration to instantly make it more fun and festive! Can you arrange the 9 squares into a 3×3 grid so that the puzzle pieces match along each edge? The puzzle pieces include images of both pi symbols and slices of pie …

Can you solve the Fours Challenge? Can you use exactly four fours and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the target numbers? What is the Fours Challenge? Using exactly four fours, add arithmetical symbols between the fours to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, times, and divide symbols, as …

Looking for a fun pi day activity? Check out this pentominoes puzzles which uses a full set of twelve pentominoes to form the shape of a pi symbol. Puzzle Instructions The goal of this pentominoes heart puzzle is to construct the shape of a pi symbol using a standard set of twelve pentominoes. The pentominoes …