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7 Free Printable Math Challenges to Enjoy

Here are 7 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.

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free printable math challenges

Free Printable Math Challenges

make six math challenge

Make Six Puzzle – Number Challenge

The Make Six Number Challenge asks you to insert mathematical symbols (no digits) to make each equation equal six.

Some of these are easy to solve. Others will really test you!

5-4-3-2-1 math challenge

The 5-4-3-2-1 Challenge

Use the digits 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. The digits must remain in that order. Place the four arithmetic signs – plus, minus, times, and divided by – between the digits and as many parentheses as you like around the digits.

How many numbers from 1 to 40 can you get?

20 x 9 math challenge

20 x 9 Challenge

In the 20 x 9 Challenge from Pierre Berloquin, you are asked to create various expressions that equal 20 using the given digits no more than six times. Good luck with this fun math challenge!

Four Fours Challenge Activity

Four Fours is a classic math challenge. How many numbers can you make using exactly four fours as well as any mathematical symbol of your choosing?

twos to nines math challenges

Twos to Nines Challenges

If you’ve done the four fours math challenge with your students before, did you know that there are challenges for each of the different numbers between two and nine? Check out this Twos to Nines Challenge activity.

yearly number math challenge

2022 Challenge: Yearly Number Challenge

At the beginning of each new calendar year, I challenge my students to take on the yearly number challenge. It is always a huge hit with my students!

twosday math challenge

Twosday Challenge Activity

Twosday (2/22/22) may be over, but it’s never too late to take on the Twosday Challenge. Using exactly four twos, add arithmetical symbols between the twos to make each of the target numbers.