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Holiday Puzzle 2015 #8 – More Missing Words

December 8th, 2015 by MathMaverick
"Go fast slowly" - John Wooden

  As promised, Tuesday’s will be Missing Word Puzzle day, so here’s another set of missing word puzzles.  Today there are ten puzzles of varying difficulty. The first five are easier than the second five which are much more challenging. Please keep this in mind when you attempt the puzzles.   As a refresher in each puzzle, […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #7 – Hex Codes

December 7th, 2015 by MathMaverick
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Today’s puzzles are Hex Codes.  Each puzzle is a collection of adjacent hexagons that follow a pattern.  Each hexagon contains either a number/letter or is empty.  The objective is for you to fill in empty hexagons with the correct number/letter that follows the given pattern.  You must determine the pattern that each puzzle exhibits in order to […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #6 – Kuruko Puzzles

December 6th, 2015 by MathMaverick
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Today’s puzzle is an original puzzle idea that I named Kuruko puzzles.  (Sounds nearly exotic doesn’t it?)  In any case, these puzzles are somewhat like Sudoku puzzles in that you need to fill in empty “boxes” with numbers following a given pattern.  In Sudoku, the “boxes” are squares and they are evenly distributed in chess board-like grid.  In Kuruko, […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #5 – Alphametics

December 5th, 2015 by MathMaverick
"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

Today’s puzzle is a great puzzle that everyone can enjoy. They are called alphametics. In each puzzle, there is a simple addition problem. However, instead of using numbers, letters are used. Each letter stands for a single digit number (e.g. 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9). Within each puzzle, a number can be associated with only one letter, […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #4 – Number Sense Puzzles

December 4th, 2015 by MathMaverick
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Today’s puzzle is a Number Sense Puzzle.  They are geared for younger puzzlers to help them improve their number sense.  However, many have requested more challenging puzzles, so I have included a second more challenging puzzle for older puzzlers (just click the link below). In each, there are 8 statements each corresponding to a number.  You have to use the numbers 0 […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #3 – Math Riddles

December 3rd, 2015 by MathMaverick

It’s my favorite today – Math Riddles!  These are all original.  Some are from my riddle book Riddle-Me Math and some are new.  I love riddles because they are often very simple to state, but at the same time, very difficult to solve.  There are five riddles below, dealing with numbers and relationships (e.g. proportions).  Riddles typically […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #2 – Counting Rectangles

December 2nd, 2015 by MathMaverick

Today’s puzzle is a Counting Shapes puzzle that was very popular in last years Holiday Puzzles.  As with many puzzles, the concept of Counting Shapes puzzles is very straight-forward and getting an answer is very easy, but getting the correct answer is a bit more challenging. In today’s puzzles, you will be presented with a collection […]

Holiday Puzzle 2015 #1 – Missing Word Puzzles

December 1st, 2015 by MathMaverick
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming" - John Wooden

It’s the start of another December and that means Holiday Puzzles!  Last year’s Holiday Puzzles were a big hit with a lot of puzzlers.  I hope to repeat the fun and challenge again this year!  Much like last year, this year I am starting off with Missing Word Puzzles.  I plan on making Tuesday “Missing […]

Tuesday’s Twister #20 – Number Sense (Place Values)

November 6th, 2015 by MathMaverick

Here’s another Number Sense Puzzle. Today’s puzzle centers around another fundamental skill that gives many students a really difficult time – Order of Operations. This is geared to younger puzzlers to help them improve their Order of Operations skills. As always, let me first give a general introduction. There will be 8 statements each corresponding […]

SAT Math Blast – #21

November 6th, 2015 by MathMaverick

Here’s the 21st SAT Math Blast for those preparing for the SAT this Fall. This is a follow up to the fifth SAT Math Blast and all of today’s problems are number line related problems. The questions are in the Easy/Moderate level and in the Numbers and Operations category: Topic – Numbers Level – Easy/Moderate […]