# Fold and Hole Sequence – A Math Activity

Do you know the simplest way to teach kids symmetry mathematically is to do ‘Fold and Hole’ method. The one where you first fold the paper in a certain way…

# The 6 – 0 = 81 Matchstick Puzzle

If you are looking for ideas to engage your kids in some fun and mind bending activities, then you should definitely try out the matchstick puzzles. These lateral thinking puzzles…

# Math and Cooking – Math in everyday life

Math is in every aspect of cooking, from measuring to weighing and to reading and converting temperatures. But what if you don’t have any measuring tools while cooking, how can…

# Magic Square – Even Number of Squares

Did you enjoy my previous post about solving a 3 X 3 Magic Square. Now, you might be left wondering what about a 4 X 4 Magic square ? Can…

# Magic Square 3 X 3

Magic squares have intrigued people from ancient times. A magic square is a square with equal number of rows and columns filled with distinct positive numbers 1, 2, …, arranged…

# MatchStick Puzzles – Largest and Smallest Numbers

Matchstick puzzles are fun to solve. These puzzles are pretty engaging can be used in many ways to teach the basic concepts of Math. Recently, we used the math concept…

# The Blonde Hair Problem

Originally published in the Greek textbook for primary teacher trainees, the Blonde Hair Problem is a very popular mathematical problem. Initially, the problem gives an impression of being an ‘unreal’…

# Critical Thinking Puzzles – Crack the Code

Crack the codes are critical thinking puzzles where you need to decode the three digit key to open the lock. For each of the three digits, hints are given regarding…

# Coin Puzzle – Triangular Number

I often introduce new puzzles to my kids. I believe puzzles have many important benefits for them. It develops their problem solving skills, and persistence. And it also boost their…

# Tower Of Hanoi – Math Puzzle Game

Have you ever introduced the classic Tower of Hanoi game to your kids ? It consists of 3 pegs and a number of disks of different sizes, which can be…