Math Puzzles

Petals Around the Rose – Dice Game

  Play the game here:                                                         The number petals around the rose is:   Instructions: Press the “Roll dice!” button to start. Try and determine how many petals are around the rose. Press the “Display Answer!” button to see if you are right. Once you have figured it out, don’t spoil the fun for …

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Checkmate! Tough Dice Game

The impossible (yet so simple) dice game. Play the game:                                                      The number of moves until checkmate is:   Instructions: Press the “Roll dice!” button to start. Try and determine how many moves there are until checkmate. Press the “Display Answer!” button to see if you are right. Once you have figured it out, don’t …

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Cool Math Games

The net has a great amount of interactive cool maths games. Below are a few sites worth taking a look at. Most of the math games are fun for all ages and they are all absolutely free. 1. http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html 2. http://www.coolmath-games.com/ 3. http://resources.kaboose.com/games/math2.html 4. http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm 5. http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/

The 5 Pirates Puzzle

Five pirates (of different ages) have a treasure of 100 gold coins. On the ship, they decide to split the coins using the following scheme: The oldest pirate proposes how to share the coins, and all pirates remaining will vote for or against it. If 50% or more of the pirates vote for it, then …

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Maths Dingbats

This is one of my favourite maths dingbats (quite an easy one!) It’s one of over 50 maths dingbats on the website – some easy, some pretty tough. Source: http://ibmathsresources.com/mathsdingbats/