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.

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 below 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.

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

Solution

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.

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.

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.

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.

• 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.