100 Math Riddles for Kids

As a warm-up or challenge activity, math riddles:

  • Improve problem-solving skills.
  • Build resilience. Students are bound to miss one (or many) riddles. Having to try and try again is a skill they’ll need in math and beyond.
  • Increase engagement. Math riddles can be a fun way to learn and practice math, which can increase motivation.
  • Support collaboration. If students must solve a problem in groups, they’ll practice working together and relying on each other’s unique approaches and thinking styles.