For these puzzles, or "challenges", the children have to find 18 addition problems within the grid, either horizontally or vertically, circle them and write the problems below. We've provided 2 examples on each grid to get them started.
More Number Puzzles
Can the children create a lovely Christmas picture by solving the multiplication sums on Page 1 and glueing the correct pieces onto the second page? We've included the solution if they need a little bit of help...
Here is a different sort of puzzle, which asks children to count carefully in an attempt to help Father Christmas find a lost key. There is practice of up, down, left and right too.
Solve some simple addiiton problems (up to 10) to help Father Christmas find his lost key! This puzzle is so much fun that the kids won't even realise they are practising their maths skills too...
Solve the maths problems to work out how many squares Father Christmas should move around this "treasure map" in order to find his lost key. Time to brush up those times tables!
Magic hexagons are like magic squares - but hexagons! The idea is to fit the numbers in so that all diagonal lines add up to the same total. It's a challenge! There are 4 puzzles in this pack, together with the solutions.
For this fun puzzle the kids need to work out - using their logic skills - how to fit the numbers into the grid. Start with the one-offs!
The children will need to use their logic skills to fit the numbers into the grid; this puzzle isn't totally straightforward and there are one or two occasions where they will have to work out which of two numbers is the correct one.
For these interesting puzzles we've created a grid of random numbers and pulled out "chunks" or shapes of numbers for the kids to try to find. They can then colour them in or outline them.