Riddles as Starters:
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Here is the Transum collection of mathematical riddles to make you think outside the box then enjoy the satisfaction finding the answer brings.
A riddle is a statement, possibly with a double or hidden meaning, presented as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas and conundrums, but all of the riddles collected here have a mathematical connection. Posing riddles is an old and respected way of describing mathematical situations, connections and problems.
There is definitely a place for mathematical riddles in the Maths classroom. They can be used as lesson starters or finishers. They could be presented to pupils to think about for homework or included in the school newsletter to promote mathematics.
You will find a number of different types of riddles here which are designed to capture the interest of pupils in a mathematical skill, concept or topic.
How old was Diophantus?: An ancient riddle which can be answered by solving an equation containing fractions.
Mathematical Catchphrase: Say what you see! Work out the mathematical words from the picture clues.
Number Rhyme: A poem about the numbers one to nine. Just for fun can you make up a last line for each verse?
Videos about Riddles:
Maths Jokes Explained: Some of your favourite maths jokes are dissected in forensic fashion.
The 50 Cent Riddle: A 50 cent coin has 12 equal sides. If you place two coins next to each other on a table, what is the angle formed between the two coins?
The Infinite Chocolate Bar: A visual riddle! Can you explain?
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