Maths Riddles

Riddles as Starters:

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Maths Riddles
Can you work out the numbers from the given clues.

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Mystery Numbers
Can you recognise the mystery numbers from the clues?

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Polygon Riddle 1
Solve the riddle to find the name of the polygon then sum the interior angles.

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Polygon Riddle 2
A "My first is in..." type riddle leading to a polygon interior angle calculation.

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Polygon Riddle 3
A 'My first is in...' riddle that describes a geometrical shape. Can you construct it?

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St Ives
The traditional St Ives riddle.

 

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Fun Maths

In addition to these riddles see also our huge collection of Fun Maths games, puzzles and challenges.

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Fun Maths

Fun Maths

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Mathematical Riddles

Here is the Transum collection of mathematical riddles to make you think outside the box then enjoy the satisfaction finding the answer brings.

A riddle is a statement, possibly with a double or hidden meaning, presented as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas and conundrums, but all of the riddles collected here have a mathematical connection. Posing riddles is an old and respected way of describing mathematical situations, connections and problems.

There is definitely a place for mathematical riddles in the Maths classroom. They can be used as lesson starters or finishers. They could be presented to pupils to think about for homework or included in the school newsletter to promote mathematics.

You will find a number of different types of riddles here which are designed to capture the interest of pupils in a mathematical skill, concept or topic.

Projectable Resources:

How old was Diophantus?: An ancient riddle which can be answered by solving an equation containing fractions.

Videos about Riddles:

Math Jokes Explained: Some of your favourite maths jokes are dissected in forensic fashion.

The 50 Cent Riddle: A 50 cent coin has 12 equal sides. If you place two coins next to each other on a table, what is the angle formed between the two coins?

The Infinite Chocolate Bar: A visual riddle! Can you explain?

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