Drag the pumpkins here that are wrong or false.


Drag the pumpkins here that are correct or true.


The square root
of 16 is 8

Twice eight times seven is equal to 224

There are 1000 centimetres in a metre.

The average of
11, 12 and 13
is 12

The area of a triangle with base 5cm and height 6cm is 15cm²

A shape with eight sides is called a Hexagon

If a = 2, b = 3
and c = 5 then
abc = 30

The angles in a triangle add up to 180°

If d = 2, e = 4
and f = 6 then
ef − d = 22

One quarter
is the same as 0.75


The objective of this activity is to place each of the mathematical statements into the boxes labeled 'Trick' and 'Treat'. If the statement is true it should go into the 'Treat' box but if the statement is false it should go into the 'Trick' box.

When you think all statements have been placed in the appropriate box click the 'Check' button to see how successful you have been.

If all the statements are not in the correct boxes you will be notified of the fact but it is up to you to decide which statement(s) is/are in the wrong box(es).

If all statements are correctly placed you will win a Transum virtual trophy for this activity.

Each time this page is loaded a different combination of statements is presented for you to work with.

Have fun!

A Mathematics Lesson Starter for Halloween is available here:

Halloween Maths Monster


Friday, October 31, 2014

"This activity has been designed so that if you make a mistake, when you press the 'check' button you are told that at least one of the pumpkins is on the wrong side, but you are not told which one. This is to encourage you to check all of your answers and be convinced that they are all in the right place. Does that make the activity too easy, too hard or just about right?"

Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments.

There is a solution to this activity but it is only available to those who have a Transum Subscription.



You have identified all of the tricks and all of the treats!


Think Again !!!

You have got at least one of the tricks or treats wrong!

Have another go.


©1997-2024 WWW.TRANSUM.ORG