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.
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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!
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?
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 is a classic math challenge. How many numbers can you make using exactly four fours as well as any mathematical symbol of your choosing?
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!
More Number Based Challenges and Puzzles
- 2024 Challenge: Yearly Number Challenge
- 12-25 Christmas Number Challenge
- Sixes Number Challenge
- Fives Challenge Puzzle
- 3-1-4 Pi Day Number Challenge
- Fours Challenge Puzzle
- Threes Challenge
- Twos Challenge
- 10 Free Printable Math Challenges to Enjoy
- Twosday Challenge Activity
- Strimko Puzzles in the Classroom
- Rotated Square Puzzle