## 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 …

## Twos Challenge

Can you solve the Twos Challenge? Can you use exactly four twos and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the target numbers? Even though Twosday (2/22/22) was nine months ago, I still have lots of blog traffic to the Twosday Challenge. I decided it was time to share a version of the challenge that …

## Pentominoes Pig Puzzle

This pentominoes pig puzzle is the latest addition to my growing collection of free printable pentominoes puzzles that I created for my students and am sharing with you to use in your own classroom. For the month of October, I challenged my students to complete the Jack-o-lantern pentominoes puzzle. It turned out to be a …

## 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. …

## 4 Cards Playing Card Puzzle

This 4 Cards Playing Card Puzzle is actually three puzzles in one. Students are challenged to arrange four playing cards to fulfill three different challenges. I printed jumbo cards and attached ceramic disc magnets to the back of each card so my students could easily manipulate the cards while trying to solve the three playing …

## 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 …

## 10 Free Printable Math Challenges to Enjoy

Here are 10 free printable math challenges that my students and I have enjoyed! As a math teacher, I love finding new math challenges to use with my students or to just solve myself. Looking for more math puzzles? Check out my puzzles page! Make Six Puzzle – Number Challenge The Make Six Number Challenge …

## 25 Fun Geometry Puzzles

Looking for fun and engaging geometry puzzles? Here is a collection of 25 free printable geometric puzzles that I have used in the past with my high school math students. Most of these puzzles should be appropriate to use with individuals ranging in age from upper elementary school or middle school to adults. My students’ …

## Fraction Dominoes Puzzle

This fraction dominoes puzzle asks students to arrange an entire set of dominoes (except for the 0:0 tile) to form six correct addition equations involving fractions. Each domino tile should be considered as a fraction. This puzzle is the creation of L.P. Mochalov. I originally found the puzzle in Mochalov’s Totally Tough Brainteasers book, but …

## Domino Pyramid Puzzle

I typed up this Domino Pyramid Puzzle from L.P. Mochalov to use with these sets of dominoes that I purchased last summer from Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree’s dominoes (shown below on the right) are slightly smaller than a standard-sized domino, but you definitely can’t beat the price! I was reminded the other day when posting …

## Chess Cube Puzzle

Last year, I created a copy of the chess cube puzzle for my classroom. Over the last few years, I have made quite a few puzzles for my classroom out of wooden cubes including the Gambler’s Die Puzzle, Instant Insanity, Three Immovable Pentablocks, SOMA blocks, and Genius Blocks. When I ran across another puzzle that …

## Elephant Pentominoes Puzzle

The animal-shaped pentominoes puzzles I have been putting out on a weekly basis have been a huge hit with my students. This elephant pentominoes puzzle was no exception! Elephant Pentominoes Puzzle Instructions Can you arrange a set of twelve pentominoes to form the shape of an elephant? You can flip or rotate any of the …

## Terrier Pentominoes Puzzle

I’m continuing the theme of sharing a weekly pentominoes animal puzzle with this week’s terrier puzzle. My students who tackled last week’s penguin pentominoes challenge were super excited to see a new animal puzzle to take on. Can you arrange a set of twelve pentominoes to form the shape of a terrier? I discovered this …

## Little Ones and Big Ones Puzzle

This Little Ones and Big Ones Puzzle was a huge hit with my students last semester. I appreciate the simplicity of this puzzle. Even though there are only four different puzzle pieces, this is actually four different puzzles in one! Select any of the four shapes (say, the rectangle). Try to fit your four pieces …

## 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 …

## 13 Free Printable Pentominoes Puzzle Challenges

My students have been LOVING these free printable pentominoes puzzle challenges that I have posted this week on the dry erase board in my high school math classroom. Even though I am using them with high school students, they are suitable for almost all ages! What are Pentominoes? Pentominoes is a special name given to …

## Twosday Challenge Activity

This Twosday Challenge is the perfect way to infuse a bit of mathematical fun on an upcoming mathematical holiday – Twosday! What is Twosday? Twosday is the name being given to Tuesday, February 22, 2022 since the date will be written as 2/22/22 in the US and 22/2/22 in much of the rest of the …