These puzzles are based on many mathematical ideas and have a high probability of helping in a kid's mental development. Respectively, they are also a great tool for both teachers and parents to use, and especially to help children step away from conventional math methods to encourage youth to become more engaged.

Of course, fun math riddles aren't a cure-all for every child's mathematical woes, but they are most certainly a crutch for educators who want to motivate kids to excel further.

This collection will range in difficulty, as there are many great math puzzles for children from the wide range of around 4-years-old to 12-years-old.

## 10 Cookies Riddle

A babysitter came over one day to babysit 10 children. She decided to give them a snack. In a jar there were 10 cookies. She wants to give each one a cookie, but still keep one in the jar. How will she do it?

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She hands the 10th child the jar with one cookie left in it.

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## Little Johnny's Cats Riddle

Little Johnny's teacher asks him, "If I gave you two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would you have?"

Little Johnny replies, "Seven!"

His teacher asks him again more slowly, "If I gave you two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would you have?"

But again Little Johnny replies, "Seven!"

Next she asks, "If I get two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would I have?"

Little Johnny replies, "Six!"

"Good Job Johnny! Now if I gave you two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would you have?"

Johnny thinks for a second, "Seven."

But Johnny is not wrong. Why?

Little Johnny replies, "Seven!"

His teacher asks him again more slowly, "If I gave you two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would you have?"

But again Little Johnny replies, "Seven!"

Next she asks, "If I get two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would I have?"

Little Johnny replies, "Six!"

"Good Job Johnny! Now if I gave you two cats, then two more, and two more cats; how many would you have?"

Johnny thinks for a second, "Seven."

But Johnny is not wrong. Why?

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## Cakes For Grandma Riddle

You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It's her birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you've made.

Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

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2: At each bridge you are required to give half of your cakes, and you receive one back. Which leaves you with 2 cakes after every bridge.

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## A Farmers Three Sons

A farmer lived in a small village. He had three sons. One day he gave $100 dollars to his sons and told them to go to market.

The three sons should buy 100 animals for $100 dollars. In the market there were chickens, hens and goats.

Cost of a goat is $10, cost of a hen is $5 and cost of a chicken is $0.50.

There should be at least one animal from each group. The farmers sons should spend all the money on buying animals. There should be 100 animals, not a single animal more or less!

What do the sons buy?

The three sons should buy 100 animals for $100 dollars. In the market there were chickens, hens and goats.

Cost of a goat is $10, cost of a hen is $5 and cost of a chicken is $0.50.

There should be at least one animal from each group. The farmers sons should spend all the money on buying animals. There should be 100 animals, not a single animal more or less!

What do the sons buy?

Hint:

They purchased 100 animals for 100 dollars.

$10 spent to purchase 1 goat.

$45 spent to purchase 9 hens.

$45 spent to purchase 90 chickens.

Totally they spent $100 and purchased 100 animals.

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$10 spent to purchase 1 goat.

$45 spent to purchase 9 hens.

$45 spent to purchase 90 chickens.

Totally they spent $100 and purchased 100 animals.

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## New York Multiplication Riddle

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## Thirty Cows Riddle

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## Half Of 2+2 Riddle

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## Subtracting Two

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Once. After you subtract 2 from 32, you subtract 2 from 30, from 28, and so on.

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## Teacher's Dessert Riddle

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## Floor Math Riddle

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