## Parking Spot Number Brainteaser

I remember being totally stumped the first time I saw this parking spot number brainteaser.  It’s the type of puzzle that makes you groan as soon as you figure it out!

## The Proof is in the Pudding Brainteaser

I was first introduced to the proof is in the pudding brainteaser in a book I was reading. I read the puzzle, puzzled over it for a few minutes, considered looking up the answer in the back of the book, and decided against it.   A few weeks ago, Fawn mentioned that this puzzle was …

## Jumping Frogs Puzzle

I love presenting my students with this interactive frog jumping puzzle that I found online here.  Each frog can only jump the way it is facing.  And, frogs can only jump over frogs of the opposite color.  The goal of the puzzle is to make the frogs switch sides.   I give different a students …

## International Math Salute

Last week, I attended my first Math Teachers’ Circle meeting of the 2015-2016 school year.  This is my third year to be involved in a circle, and it’s been a ton of fun.  We got to experience spherical geometry using balloons and sharpies, but that’s a post for another day. Today, I want to talk …

## Petals Around the Rose

Petals Around the Rose is a fun and frustrating dice-based brainteaser. It makes a great activity for the first week of school in math class! I first learned about Petals Around the Rose from Annie Forest in her blog post on 8 Ideas for the Last Minutes of Math Class.  Usually, I read a post …

## Likes and Dislikes Brainteaser

Back in August, a sixth grade girl who attends my church presented me with a brain teaser that her teacher had shared with her class.  Since Thursdays in my classroom start off with a brain teaser, I decided to share this brain teaser with my students.  It’s the type of brain teaser that is EXTREMELY …