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Naoki Inaba Puzzles

Who is Naoki Inaba?

photograph of naoki inaba.

Naoki Inaba is a prolific Japanese puzzle author of over 400 original logic puzzles. Inaba has a lovely website full of free PDF puzzles. The only issue is that the website is entirely in Japanese. His puzzles have been featured in both the New York Times and The Guardian.

Since his puzzles have so much potential for use in the math classroom, I have been working the last few years to translate these puzzles to English and format them for classroom use. I hope you find these puzzles to be as inspiring as I do.

Naoki Inaba Puzzles

Free Printable Math Puzzles from Naoki Inaba

Angle Maze Puzzles

angle maze puzzles by naoki inaba

Area Maze Puzzles

area maze puzzles by naoki inaba

These Area Maze Puzzles are also known as Menseki Meiro Puzzles.

Cross Puzzles

multiple cross puzzle from naoki inaba

Doko Equation Puzzles

doko equation puzzle from naoki inaba

Gemini Twin Puzzles

gemini twin puzzles from naoki inaba

Link Puzzles

factors and multiples link puzzle from naoki inaba.

Kazu Sagashi Puzzles

kazu sagashi puzzles by naoki inaba

Mizu Fraction Puzzles

mizu fraction puzzles from naoki inaba

Number Ball Puzzles

number ball puzzles by naoki inaba

Sankaku Puzzles

sankaku area of a triangle puzzle

These Sankaku Puzzles are probably best translated as “Triangle Area Puzzles.”

Shikaku Area Puzzles

shikaku puzzle from naoki inaba

Step Puzzles

step puzzles by naoki inaba

Zero Place Value Puzzles

zero place value puzzles from naoki inaba

Zukei Puzzles

zukei puzzles by naoki inaba