# Five Arrows Puzzle

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Iām excited about trying out this five arrows puzzle with my students when we start back to school next week! Can you rearrange the four arrows to form five arrows?

As soon as I saw this puzzle in The Big Book of Brain Games by Ivan Moscovich, I knew I had to make a version for my classroom. This was one of two new puzzle books I added to my collection this summer.

I printed off the four arrows on colored paper, laminated them, and added ceramic disc magnets on the back of each piece.

**MATH = LOVE RECOMMENDSā¦**

A laminator is a MUST-HAVE for me as a math teacher! I spent my first six years as a teacher at a school with a broken laminator, so I had to find a way to laminate things myself.

Iāve had several laminators over the years. I currently use a Scotch laminator at home and a Swingline laminator at school.

I highly recommend splurging a bit on the actual laminator and buying the cheapest laminating pouches you can find!

My dry erase board is magnetic, so students can easily move around the pieces as they try to solve the puzzle.

## Free Download of Five Arrows Puzzle

5 Arrows Puzzle (PDF) (6982 downloads )

5 Arrows Puzzle (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (1972 downloads )

Want more puzzles? Check out my puzzles page!

## Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not make answers to the printable math puzzles I share on my blog available online because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are non-google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at sarah@mathequalslove.net with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.

Not a teacher? Go ahead and send me an email as well. Just let me know what you are using the puzzles for. I am continually in awe of how many people are using these puzzles with scouting groups, with senior adults battling dementia, as fun activities in their workplace, or as a birthday party escape room.

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These are great! Do you have the solutions for the three of five and the five arrows?

Sending you an email, Jamie!

I would love an answer key to the 4 arrows to make 5.

I just figured out the answers!! Duh!

Sarah – I love this concept (Puzzle of the week)!! I was also browsing through all of your free puzzles, however wondering if you have solutions as well?

Thanks

Emailed you!

Would you share the answer to the 5 arrows puzzle, please? Thank you!

Just sent it to you!

I’d also love the answer to the 5 arrows puzzle. Would you mind sending it? Thanks!

I just sent it your way, Jenna!

I really love this idea. I think puzzles are fun and they are a great way to promote critical thinking, communication and collaboration in our math classes. Now I am all excited to scroll through your free resources. Thank you for sharing.

Love this idea of puzzles in the classroom and would like to incorporate them this year in my classroom.

Love this page.

Thank you so much for these ideas! Love them!

Iād also love the answer to the 5 arrows puzzle. Would you mind sending it? Thanks!

Sent you an email, Gina!

I am loving all of your hands on activities.

Thank you!

Can I get the answer?!

Just sent you an email, Abbi!

Hi there! LOVE your puzzles! Thank you!!

Love your puzzles.

Could you send me the solution too, please?

Just sent you an email, Margy!

My students and I love your puzzles! Thanks for sharing š

Hello! May I have the solutions to the arrow puzzles?

Emailed you, Tiffany!

These puzzles are awesome!

Starting a puzzle center. Love your puzzles!

Thank you!

Just discovered your puzzles page and I LOVE it!