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Five Arrows Puzzle

I’m 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?

five arrows puzzle

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.

Five Arrows Puzzle Hanging on Dry Erase Board.

I printed off the four arrows on colored paper, laminated them, and added magnets on the back of each piece. My dry erase board is magnetic, so students can easily move around the pieces as they try to solve the puzzle.

Big Book of Brain Games Book Cover.

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Want more puzzles? Check out my puzzles page!

Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not share solutions to the puzzles I feature on my website because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are not 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 with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.


Tuesday 30th of August 2022

5 arrows solution would be great!

Aparna Ram

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Can you please send me the solution for the five arrows problem? Thank you!


Monday 21st of February 2022

I love this idea of puzzles. Do you have the answer key for the arrows?

Kristen Allen

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Just discovered your puzzles page and I LOVE it!


Thursday 4th of November 2021

Starting a puzzle center. Love your puzzles! Thank you!