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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.

## I Had 3.00 Riddle

I had $3.00. My mom gave me $10.00 while my dad gave me $30.00. My aunt and uncle gave me $100.00. I had another $5.00. How much did I have?

Hint:

The correct answer is 8 dollars. If you read the question carefully, the question asked about your first money with "how much money Did I really have?"

The money you had is 10 dollars. That is before your parents and relatives gave you additional money.

However, given that the logic and time of the tense is in the past, it is safe to assume that the question pertains to the money you had originally before you received external money from someone else.

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The money you had is 10 dollars. That is before your parents and relatives gave you additional money.

However, given that the logic and time of the tense is in the past, it is safe to assume that the question pertains to the money you had originally before you received external money from someone else.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## When My Father Was 31 I Was 8 Riddle

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## Turn Me On My Side And I Am Everything Riddle

Hint:

The number 8. On its side, the number 8 looks like an infinity symbol. Cut in half, the number 8 becomes two zeros.

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## 19 And 20 Riddle

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## Sharing Five Apples With Seven Friends

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## David Is 6 Years Old Riddle

Hint:

David: 6

Lauren: 3

David is 3 years older than Lauren.

So when David is 100 Lauren is 97.

Answer: 97

YES NO

Lauren: 3

David is 3 years older than Lauren.

So when David is 100 Lauren is 97.

Answer: 97

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Can You Solve The Horse Sale Brain Teaser?

A man buys a horse for $60, then sells it for $70. He buys the horse back for $80, and then sells the horse for $90.

How much money did he make or lose?

Did he break even?

How much money did he make or lose?

Did he break even?

Hint: He didn't break even.

## Fraction Jump Into Boiling Water Riddle

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## Mathtastic Desserts

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## Four Times To Infinity

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## 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?

Hint:

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?

Hint:

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.

YES NO

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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.

YES NO

$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.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## New York Multiplication Riddle

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1. Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine.

2. Why did the math book look sad? Because it had too many problems.

3. Why did the math teacher break up with the geometry teacher? Because they were not orthogonal.

4. What did the math teacher say when their students were being too loud? Can you keep it down? I'm trying to conduct a fraction!

5. Why did the fraction break up with the decimal? Because it had too many points.

6. Why did the math book look so happy? Because it had a lot of volumes.

7. What's the difference between a math teacher and a train? One says, "Take us to the next station," and the other says, "Take us to the next calculation."

8. Why did the math teacher put a thermometer in her/his coffee? To find the degrees.

9. Why did the math teacher go to the beach? To do some calculus-tions.

10. What did one math book say to the other math book? I've got a lot of problems.

11. Why did the math teacher take the ladder to school? Because decimals go on forever.

12. Why did the math teacher give a speech? To get the kids to stop multiplying.

13. Why did the math teacher ask for window shades? To do subtraction.

14. Why did the math teacher go to the bank? To do some calculus transfers.

15. Why did the math teacher have a tough time sleeping? He was up all night counting sheep.

16. Why did the math teacher wear sunglasses to class? Because he had a lot of problems, and he needed to reduce them.

17. What did the math teacher say to his students before a test? Don't get bent out of shape.

18. Why did the math teacher cross the road? To get to the other side of the equation.

19. Why did the algebra book go to therapy? To solve for X.

20. What did the math teacher say to the class when they didn't understand fractions? Let's cut this in half.

21. Why did the math teacher hold a paper in front of his body? He was trying to find his area.

22. Why did the math teacher go to the bar? To find the x inch of beer.

23. Why did the math teacher take a ruler to bed? To see how long he slept.

24. Why did the math teacher spend time in the garden? He was trying to find the root.

25. Why did the math teacher cross the food market? To find the pie.

26. Why was the math teacher so bad at driving? He couldn't solve any intersections.

27. Why did the math teacher go to the bathroom? He was trying to find his missing angle.

28. Why did the math teacher go to a gym? He was trying to work out his formula.

29. Why did the math teacher go to the bank with his computer? He was trying to optimize his interest rate.

30. Why was the math teacher so mean? He loved to subtract students from his classes.

31. Why did the math teacher go to the hospital when he sneezed? He was afraid he was coming down with a cosine.

32. Why was the math teacher afraid to checkout from the hotel? He had too many variables.

33. Why did the math teacher ask his students to be quiet while triangulating? Because he needed to concentrate.

34. Why was the math teacher afraid to go shopping? He didn't want to multiply his expenses.

35. Why did the math teacher wear shoes every day? Because he had to always be on par.

36. Why did the math teacher always have his phone on vibrate? Because he didn't want any decimals.

37. Why did the math teacher cough up a bunch of quarters? He was looking for change.

38. Why did the math teacher go outside to teach his class? He wanted to find the largest angle possible.

39. Why did the math teacher take his students to the beach? He wanted to teach them Tangents.

40. Why did the math teacher insist on spelling 'sin' as 'sine'? Because he didn't want his class to think about negative things.

41. Why did the math teacher go to the airport? He was calculating how long it would take to go from point A to point B.

42. Why did the geometry student go on vacation? She wanted to tan-gent.

43. Why did the math teacher get his driver's license taken away? Too many problems with his corners.

44. Why did the math teacher refuse to eat pie? Because he couldn't figure out the circumference.

45. Why did the math teacher take a break at the bank? To do a money subtraction.

46. Why did the math teacher play with blocks? To teach his students dimension.

47. Why did the math teacher refuse to wear a hat? Because he didn't want to add another angle to his head.

48. Why did the calculus teacher have a hard time walking? He kept getting stuck at the limit.

49. Why did the geometry student go to the orthodontist? To get her angles straightened out.

50. Why did the math teacher go on strike? Because he was tired of his class taking him for granite.

1. Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine.

2. Why did the math book look sad? Because it had too many problems.

3. Why did the math teacher break up with the geometry teacher? Because they were not orthogonal.

4. What did the math teacher say when their students were being too loud? Can you keep it down? I'm trying to conduct a fraction!

5. Why did the fraction break up with the decimal? Because it had too many points.

6. Why did the math book look so happy? Because it had a lot of volumes.

7. What's the difference between a math teacher and a train? One says, "Take us to the next station," and the other says, "Take us to the next calculation."

8. Why did the math teacher put a thermometer in her/his coffee? To find the degrees.

9. Why did the math teacher go to the beach? To do some calculus-tions.

10. What did one math book say to the other math book? I've got a lot of problems.

11. Why did the math teacher take the ladder to school? Because decimals go on forever.

12. Why did the math teacher give a speech? To get the kids to stop multiplying.

13. Why did the math teacher ask for window shades? To do subtraction.

14. Why did the math teacher go to the bank? To do some calculus transfers.

15. Why did the math teacher have a tough time sleeping? He was up all night counting sheep.

16. Why did the math teacher wear sunglasses to class? Because he had a lot of problems, and he needed to reduce them.

17. What did the math teacher say to his students before a test? Don't get bent out of shape.

18. Why did the math teacher cross the road? To get to the other side of the equation.

19. Why did the algebra book go to therapy? To solve for X.

20. What did the math teacher say to the class when they didn't understand fractions? Let's cut this in half.

21. Why did the math teacher hold a paper in front of his body? He was trying to find his area.

22. Why did the math teacher go to the bar? To find the x inch of beer.

23. Why did the math teacher take a ruler to bed? To see how long he slept.

24. Why did the math teacher spend time in the garden? He was trying to find the root.

25. Why did the math teacher cross the food market? To find the pie.

26. Why was the math teacher so bad at driving? He couldn't solve any intersections.

27. Why did the math teacher go to the bathroom? He was trying to find his missing angle.

28. Why did the math teacher go to a gym? He was trying to work out his formula.

29. Why did the math teacher go to the bank with his computer? He was trying to optimize his interest rate.

30. Why was the math teacher so mean? He loved to subtract students from his classes.

31. Why did the math teacher go to the hospital when he sneezed? He was afraid he was coming down with a cosine.

32. Why was the math teacher afraid to checkout from the hotel? He had too many variables.

33. Why did the math teacher ask his students to be quiet while triangulating? Because he needed to concentrate.

34. Why was the math teacher afraid to go shopping? He didn't want to multiply his expenses.

35. Why did the math teacher wear shoes every day? Because he had to always be on par.

36. Why did the math teacher always have his phone on vibrate? Because he didn't want any decimals.

37. Why did the math teacher cough up a bunch of quarters? He was looking for change.

38. Why did the math teacher go outside to teach his class? He wanted to find the largest angle possible.

39. Why did the math teacher take his students to the beach? He wanted to teach them Tangents.

40. Why did the math teacher insist on spelling 'sin' as 'sine'? Because he didn't want his class to think about negative things.

41. Why did the math teacher go to the airport? He was calculating how long it would take to go from point A to point B.

42. Why did the geometry student go on vacation? She wanted to tan-gent.

43. Why did the math teacher get his driver's license taken away? Too many problems with his corners.

44. Why did the math teacher refuse to eat pie? Because he couldn't figure out the circumference.

45. Why did the math teacher take a break at the bank? To do a money subtraction.

46. Why did the math teacher play with blocks? To teach his students dimension.

47. Why did the math teacher refuse to wear a hat? Because he didn't want to add another angle to his head.

48. Why did the calculus teacher have a hard time walking? He kept getting stuck at the limit.

49. Why did the geometry student go to the orthodontist? To get her angles straightened out.

50. Why did the math teacher go on strike? Because he was tired of his class taking him for granite.