## 2023 Puzzle

Ring in the new calendar year with a fun 2023 puzzle! Can you arrange the strips in the given grid to form the digits in 2023? Available in two levels (easy and advanced), this puzzle is sure to provide a fun challenge for all those who attempt it. One of my goals for my maternity …

## Reindeer Pentominoes Puzzle

This reindeer pentominoes puzzle is the second addition to my growing collection of Christmas-themed pentominoes puzzles for the classroom. My students love pentominoes puzzles, and I think your students will love these puzzles as well! Previously, I shared two different versions of a Christmas Tree Pentominoes Puzzle. Reindeer Pentominoes Puzzle Instructions The goal of this …

## Christmas Mystery Tangram Puzzle

This Christmas Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Christmas puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. I was inspired to create this Christmas-themed puzzle after seeing just how …

## Pentominoes Christmas Tree Puzzle

Help bring some festive puzzling spirit to your classroom with this pentominoes Christmas tree puzzle. My students love pentominoes puzzles, and I think your students will love these puzzles as well! Last Christmas, I made a note to myself to look for some Christmas-themed pentominoes puzzles for the next school year. I ended up lucking …

## Thanksgiving Mystery Tangram Puzzle

This Thanksgiving Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Thanksgiving puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. Puzzle Inspiration I was inspired to create this Thanksgiving-themed puzzle after seeing …

## Halloween Math Activities

Looking for fun Halloween math activities? Check out these printable Halloween themed math activities and puzzles that you can download and use instantly in your middle school or high school classroom.

## Halloween Symbols Puzzle

This Halloween Symbols Puzzle challenges students to arrange four cards so that various numbers of symbols are visible on each card. What is the Halloween Symbols Puzzle? This is a fun Halloween-themed version of a classic playing card puzzle. For this Halloween puzzle, I replaced the classic hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds with fun Halloween …

## Pentominoes Jack-o’-lantern Halloween Puzzle

This jack-o’-lantern made from pentominoes is the perfect halloween puzzle for math class. In this math activity, students must work to arrange a standard set of twelve pentominoes to form a jack-o’-lantern. This pentominoes puzzle is the perfect antidote for the fact that carving pumpkins is just too messy of an activity for math class. …

## 9 Pumpkins Puzzle

This 9 Pumpkins Puzzle is sure to provide your students a fun Halloween themed math challenge. Without lifting your pencil, draw 4 straight lines that pass through all nine of the pumpkins. History of the Puzzle This is a Halloween-specific version of a classic brainteaser known as the 9 Dots Puzzle. The original puzzle is …

## Halloween Mystery Tangram Puzzle

This Halloween Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Halloween puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. Last year, I shared a bat tangram puzzle which many of you …

## Penguin Pentominoes Puzzle

I was super excited today to share a new penguin pentominoes puzzle with my students as this week’s puzzle of the week. Can you arrange a set of twelve pentominoes to form the shape of a penguin? Several students attempted to solve this penguin puzzle over the course of the day, but so far none …

## Printable Heart Tangram Puzzle

This printable heart tangram puzzle is perfect for engaging students on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year! The goal of this puzzle is to arrange the ten pieces to form a heart. When I saw a tweet from David Butler with a Valentine’s Day puzzle he created for his wife, I knew that …

## Reindeer Logic Puzzle

This reindeer logic puzzle is perfect for bringing a bit of Christmas cheer into your classroom. Students are given seven statements about Santa’s reindeer who have run a race. They must use logical reasoning to determine the order in which the reindeer finished the race. This logic puzzle is a testament to how much I …

## Triangular Turkey Puzzle

It’s November which means it’s finally time to pull out this Triangular Turkey puzzle for Thanksgiving. How many different triangles can you find in this picture of a Thanksgiving turkey? I ran across this triangular turkey puzzle in a Martin Gardner book (Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers) this summer, and I knew I had to …

## Bat Tangram Puzzle

October is the perfect time to challenge students with this bat tangram puzzle! Tangrams are one of my favorite puzzles to use in the math classroom. I have previously shared free printable collection of tangram puzzles to create a tangram binder for your own classroom. I highly recommend investing in a class set of tangrams. …

## Checkered Ornament Christmas Puzzle

I have a new original puzzle to share with you today. I don’t know what it is about the holiday season that gets me in the Christmas puzzle creating mood (remember my Decorate the Tree Puzzle from a few years ago?), but I’m back at it today with what I’m calling the Checkered Ornament Puzzle. …

## Only Takes and Adds Puzzle

I’m excited to share the Only Takes and Adds Puzzle with you today. I did a lot of thinking this summer about how I wanted to incorporate puzzles into my classroom this year. Over the last few years, puzzles are one of the things I’ve become known for sharing on my blog. Hello, I have an …

## 3 Hares Puzzle

The 3 Hares Puzzle is a classic brain teaser that will put your visual problem-solving skills to the test. Can you arrange the six pieces so that every hare has exactly two ears?

## Square Pi Puzzle

I’m currently procrastinating on preparing a presentation I will be giving this next Wednesday at the Northeast Oklahoma Math Teachers Gathering by writing this post about the Square Pi Puzzle. Speaking of which, if you are anywhere near Northeast Oklahoma and are free on July 31st, consider yourself invited! It’s a completely free day of …

## The Egg of Columbus Puzzle

Engage your students with this tangram-inspired Egg of Columbus Puzzle! Discover a fun and challenging way to enhance problem-solving skills in your math classroom.

## Cover the Heart Puzzle

Today I’m sharing the Cover the Heart Puzzle with you. It’s time to update y’all about the happenings of one of my favorite places in my classroom – the puzzle table. Even though Valentine’s Day was LAST week, I’ve got a bit of a Valentine/Heart themed puzzle out for my students to tackle this week. …

## Silhouettes Puzzle

The goal of the Silhouettes Puzzle is to place as many of the octagons as needed on top of one another so that the silhouette of one of the rabbits below appears. I was first introduced to the Silhouettes Puzzle when I saw a tweet that featured the puzzle at a science museum. I retweeted …

## Cover the Duck Puzzle

This week’s puzzle on the puzzle table is a duck-themed shape fitting puzzle that I am calling “Cover the Duck.” I didn’t really plan it this way, but this is the second week in a row where the puzzle table featured a duck-themed puzzle. Last week, my students tackled a puzzled called Ducks and Snakes. …

## Decorate the Tree Christmas Puzzle

Today I’m sharing my first ever original puzzle. I’m calling it the Decorate the Tree Puzzle. It’s officially the first day of Christmas Break here in the Carter household. So far, I’ve celebrated by doing the standard dishes and laundry, watching a Christmas movie as well as silly get out of debt reality shows on …