An engaging addition puzzle helps young math superheros learn and practice addition and will have them keep coming back for more! You'll find several puzzles using addition as you continue down page.

**Math Matrix**

**Directions**: Fill in the circles to make each horizontal and vertical addition / subtraction sentence true. We've filled in some numbers to help you out.

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**Printable Version: **

**7-Up Addition Puzzle**

In case you're wondering, *it's called the 7-Up addition puzzle *because there are 7 circles altogether in the puzzle.

- Fill in the empty circles using each of the numbers 1 through 7, exactly once, so that each of the three straight lines of circles add to the same sum.

*If this is too hard for the kids, have them try the puzzle below that has some of the numbers already filled in.*

The 7-up addition puzzle 2 has *three of the numbers already filled in*. Fill in the other circles with the remaining numbers so that each line has the same sum.

**Online Version: 7-Up Addition Puzzle **

__Directions for Online Version__:

- Same idea as printable version above - Fill in the other circles with the remaining numbers so that each line has the same sum.
- Drag the four circles to the right of the puzzle, one at a time, into the empty circles of the puzzle. When you have filled all of the empty circles with a number, click on the "Check" button and it will let you know if you are correct, with a "Congratulations"!
- If it's not correct, you keep trying to place the numbers into dieffernt empty circles until you get th correct answer. e

**Hex-Addition Puzzle**

- Fill in the empty circles so that equal the sums that are already in the given circles, to make each addition true.

The puzzles are categorized as level 1, level 2, and level 3, where level 1 is the easiest. You might have your kids start at level 1 and then move to the next level once they're ready for it. Some kids are ready for level 3 right away.

**Masked Math-Memo**

This is a fun addition puzzle where students can practice their addition/subtraction skills, and soon to come,
multiplication/division skills. *When they answer the problems correctly, they'll unmask the secret memo!*

**Masked Math-Memo 1**: This first one covers basic addition and subtraction up to 20.

**Square-Sum**

**Directions**: Using the numbers 1 through 9, fill in the nine empty spaces on the figure with the following the procedures. We made it easier by already filling in four of the numbers for you.

The four numbers already provided in the triangles are the sum of the two triangles that surround that particular triangle. For example, in these two empty triangles, the possibilities would be 1 and 7, 2 and 6, or 3 and 5.

The large empty square in the middle is the sum of the numbers that are to be placed inside the shaded circles.

Here's a fun addition puzzle where your students can practice their addition/subtraction skills and soon to come multiplication/division skills.

**Some reasons Your kids should be doing Addition Puzzles**

- Addition puzzles can help develop a child's problem solving skills.

- They can help build a child's confidence in math.

- Addition puzzles can give children a chance to practice their math skills in a fun way.

- They can help children learn how to break down problems and find creative solutions.

- Addition puzzles can help children improve their mental math skills.