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Puzzles

I started this blog to chronicle my experiences as a high school math teacher. While it continues to be a math teacher blog, it has also taken on another identity: a repository of free printable logic puzzles that have been used by elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, and high school teachers from around the world.

The purpose of this page is to serve as a one-stop shop (if by shop you mean something where everything is totally free) for teachers looking to implement puzzles in their classrooms.

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Here you will find a list of my most recently published puzzles as well as a list of puzzles by category to help you find the perfect puzzle to challenge your students.

Why Logic Puzzles in the Classroom?

Why do I incorporate logic puzzles in my high school math classroom? Because puzzles are fun. They students thinking, communicating, persevering, tinkering, experimenting, and I could go on and on and on. Basically what I’m trying to say is that puzzles bring out all of the behaviors in students that I want to develop as a teacher.

It is my firm belief that puzzles provide the perfect medium for practicing perseverance in the mathematics classroom.

Sarah Carter (Math = Love)

Even though I’ve always loved puzzles, it wasn’t until around year 5 of my teaching career that I started making a concerted effort to incorporate them into my classroom on a regular basis. Since then, my love for puzzles has grown exponentially.

I have curated a collection of over 244 free printable logic puzzles that can be used in the upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom. These puzzles are a mixture of classic puzzles, recreations of puzzles I have found published in various sources, and original puzzles that I have designed myself.

As I have scoured books and the internet for new and interesting puzzles to use with my students, I have shared the puzzles I have used here on my blog. Over the years, thousands of other teachers have joined me in including puzzles in their own classrooms. 

Even though I typed up these puzzles to use with my own high school math students, I have been pleasantly surprised to see teachers around the world using these puzzles with middle school students and with students as young as early elementary school! 

I enjoy sharing my passion for using puzzles in the classroom with other teachers through my blog.

How to Incorporate Puzzles in the Classroom

I have experimented with both having a puzzle table in my classroom where various puzzles with students and with using a corner of a dry erase board in my classroom to post a “Puzzle of the Week.” 

Jigmaze Puzzle

Most Recent Puzzles

Not sure exactly what sort of puzzle you are looking for? Or are you looking for a puzzle you saw recently on my twitter or instagram accounts? Here are my most recently shared puzzles. 

Magnetic Puzzles

These puzzles are suitable for hanging on a dry erase board or other magnetic surfaces with magnets on the back of each puzzle piece.

Math Puzzles