Math Puzzles For Kids

Hi There - If it's Math Puzzles for Kids you need - you're in the right place!

We've listed some of the different types of math puzzles right below here. You can scroll further down the page, past the list, to see each kind...

A Wide Variety of Math Puzzles To Choose From:

  • Kakuro Math Puzzles
  • Challenging Math Riddles
  • Math Equation Puzzle

Math Logic Puzzles

Magic Squares

Kakuro Math Puzzles

If you already know how to solve kakuro math puzzles, just scroll down the page and you'll find some puzzles that you can print off.

If you're new to kakuro, just following along below as we walk you through a quick example:

Kakuro Math Puzzles - How To Play

Place the numbers 1 through 9 into the empty squares in the puzzle grid so each horizontal row and vertical column add up to "clue" to the left of them or above them, respectively. 

No digit can be duplicated when making the sum *

For example, to make the sum of 6, you could have 2 and 4, or 1 and 5, but not 3 and 3.

Here's our first Kakuro puzzle example....

Remember your objective is to fill all the empty squares with the numbers 1 through 9, so the sum of each horizontal row is equal to the "clue" on the left of its row, and the sum of each vertical column is equal to the "clue" on the top of its column.

I put the green arrows in the picture to point out the "clues". As you see, we've entered a 4 and 2, which gives us the sum of 6 that we need. We could have also entered a 1 and 5 to get a sum of 6, but if so, we wouldn't have been able to come up with the final solution to the puzzle.

Now we've entered in an 8 and a 1 for the '9' clue in the upper left. So now you can see that all 4 clues, have the correct sums. As you may have already figured out, both the vertical sums and the horizontal sums have to be correct in order for the Kakuro puzzle to be solved correctly.  

Print off a pdf worksheet of kakuro puzzles here.

Tips for solving a Kakuro puzzle:

Take advantage of the following rules:

Only the digits 1 through 9 appear in the puzzle. 0 is never used.

Inside each block, the digits will never repeat. 

Math Riddles

Next up - I think you'll agree - are some pretty amazing math riddles. Kids love great riddles, so they're an excellent way to engage their young minds while they are learning math.

Whether your kids are in primary school, elementary school, or middle school, math riddles are a great tool to help engage your students.

The Coin Toss Riddle

Benefits of Math Puzzles for Kids:

  • The research is in! Math Puzzles are a great way to build critical thinking skills in young math learners!
  • People just enjoy puzzles - especially kids!
  • Math puzzles challenge kids to think; it's like brain exercise.
  • Research shows that doing puzzles on a regular basis offers lots of benefits to brain development.
  • Improves memory and concentration.
  • The left side of our brain - for problem-solving, language, math, science, and logic - the right side is the creative, social, intuition, and visual arts skills. Puzzles like math puzzles, can help your kids utilize both sides of the brain.

Math Puzzles are a fun way to combine mathematical and critical thinking while students at all different levels can develop basic math skills and even higher level skills.

The great thing about mathematical puzzles is they come in so many different forms: easy math riddles to tricky math riddles, simple math teasers to trickier math teasers,

Give a child the chance to become a math lover by bringing some fun into the equation.

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.


Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.