Problem Solving; Brainteasers, Riddles and more

I’m planning on introducing a problem solving session each day. This will be a 10 minute session after break or lunch so here are some of the problems/riddles/brainteasers that I’ll be using. I think this session will be great to get children focused after the yard and to develop problem solving skills. The children can also work in pairs to work out the problem together – developing collaborative/team work skills and oral language too! I’ll probably do a different type each day!

Solve Moji

There is a Facebook page and a website with fantastic puzzles for all ages – and it’s all FREE!

Dingbats

These are great and can be a real challenge! These are from Table Quiz.net 

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Riddles

I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old – what am I?

What has hands but cannot clap?

What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”?

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Sudoku

I still remember the first time I was introduced to Sudoku. I think I was about 9/10 and my uncle asked me to draw a grid and put the numbers 1-9 in the grid but consecutive numbers couldn’t be placed side by side. I loved the challenge and now I often pick up a Sudoku puzzle book when I’m going on holidays – for the airplane.

Tons of free Sudoku puzzles available here.

Magic Squares/ Equation Search/Maths Triangle/Math Crossword Puzzle

 

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For more ideas – follow my Puzzles board on Pinterest here

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