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.

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.”

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## 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.

- Sevens Number Challenge
- Pentominoes Fish Puzzle
- Magic H Puzzle
- Pi Day Word Search
- Valentine’s Day Square Matching Puzzle
- Printable Tangram Pieces
- Valentine’s Day Math Activities & Puzzles
- 2024 Pentomino Puzzle

## Animal Puzzles

- Pentominoes Fish Puzzle
- Goose Pentominoes Puzzle
- Butterfly Pentominoes Puzzle
- Pentomino Frog Puzzle
- Ant Farm Puzzle
- Reindeer Pentominoes Puzzle
- Pentominoes Pig Puzzle
- Elephant Pentominoes Puzzle
- Terrier Pentominoes Puzzle
- Penguin Pentominoes Puzzle
- Triangular Turkey Puzzle
- Bat Tangram Puzzle
- Beehive Puzzle
- Printable Tangram Puzzles
- Bear Tangram Puzzle
- Camel Tangram Puzzle
- 3 Hares Puzzle
- Hidden Animals Puzzle by Frank Tapson
- Don’t Get Stung Puzzle
- Silhouettes Puzzle
- Cover the Camel Puzzle
- Cover the Duck Puzzle
- Ducks and Snakes Puzzle by Erich Friedman
- Jumping Frogs Puzzle
- Camel Crossing the Desert Puzzle

## Domino Puzzles

## Dry Erase Puzzles

- Sevens Number Challenge
- Sixes Number Challenge
- Fives Challenge Puzzle
- 3-1-4 Pi Day Number Challenge
- Fours Challenge Puzzle
- Threes Challenge
- Twos Challenge
- 9 Pumpkins Puzzle
- Connect the Shapes Puzzles
- Hidden Equation Puzzle 3
- X Marks the Spot Puzzle
- Hidden Equation Puzzle 2
- Shape Grid Puzzle
- 145 Doors Puzzle
- Tic Tac Total Puzzle
- Connect the Dots Puzzle
- Hidden Equation Puzzle 1
- Arrows Puzzle
- Maximize the Sum Puzzle
- 9 Dots Puzzle
- How Far Can YOU Climb? – An Activity by Frank Tapson

## Geometry Puzzles

- 25 Fun Geometry Puzzles
- Congruent Shapes Puzzle
- Fitting Shapes Puzzle
- 577 = 11111 Puzzle
- Shape Grid Puzzle
- Pair Ups Puzzle
- 8 Sticks Puzzle
- Square in Square Puzzle
- Count the Quadrilaterals Tasks
- Squaring Off Puzzle
- 1-4-5 Square Challenge
- Square the Shapes Puzzle
- Ducks and Snakes Puzzle by Erich Friedman
- Angle Mazes by Naoki Inaba
- Zukei Puzzles
- Build It Activity
- Area Maze Puzzles from Naoki Inaba
- Shikaku Puzzles

## Letter 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.

- Holiday Triples Puzzle
- Math Triples Puzzle
- Little Ones and Big Ones Puzzle
- Printable Heart Tangram Puzzle
- Rotated Square Puzzle
- Make 30 Puzzles
- Which Side of the Line Letters Puzzle
- Which Side of the Line Numbers Puzzle
- Jigmaze Puzzle
- Number Strips Puzzle
- In a Row Puzzle
- Three of Five Puzzle
- Double Letters Puzzle – ACEIMRSTY
- H Puzzle from Harry Lindgren
- T Puzzle
- O, T, T, F, F, S, S… Sequence Puzzle
- M Puzzle
- What Symbol Comes Next? (M Heart 8 Puzzle)
- Tic Tac Toe Challenge
- Pair Ups Puzzle
- Square in Square Puzzle
- 3 Hares Puzzle
- 1-4-5 Square Challenge
- Big Magic – A Printable Magic Square Puzzle
- Is it Possible Divisibility Puzzle
- Double Letters Puzzle – EILQRSU
- Double Letters Puzzle – ACLMORS
- Double Letters Puzzle – DEGIOPR
- Four Aces Puzzle
- Equilateral Triangle Puzzle

## Math Puzzles

- Trigonometry Puzzle
- Set Notation Puzzles
- Measurement Puzzlers
- Quadratic Area Puzzles
- Shape Grid Puzzle
- Balancing Act Puzzles
- Factoring Puzzle for Quadratic Trinomials
- Plus Times Puzzles
- Shared Factors – A Quadratics Puzzle
- Step Puzzles by Naoki Inaba – A Logic Puzzle for Introducing Arithmetic Sequences
- Is it Possible Divisibility Puzzle
- Genius Blocks
- Trig Ratios Puzzle
- Twelve Envelopes Puzzle
- Dividing Polynomials Using the Box Method Puzzles
- Area Model Puzzles from Christie Bradshaw
- Factor Tree Puzzles Inspired by Dr. Harold Reiter
- Perfect Square Puzzle
- Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Spider Puzzles
- Angle Mazes by Naoki Inaba
- Zukei Puzzles
- Scientific Notation Square Puzzle Activity
- Area Maze Puzzles from Naoki Inaba
- Evaluating Functions Puzzle Activity
- Function vs Not a Function Puzzle Activity
- Futoshiki Puzzles

## Number Puzzles

- Sevens Number Challenge
- Magic H Puzzle
- 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
- Make 30 Puzzles
- Which Side of the Line Numbers Puzzle
- Simple Sums Puzzle
- Sums Puzzle
- Twenty Cubes Puzzle
- Number Strips Puzzle