It’s holiday time so time to enjoy some more puzzles. There is a series of pages, Puzzles & Games on this blog, available from the top menu.
To highlight just a few of this large collection, Algebra includes the lovely SolveMe mobiles puzzles.
Or for a rather different approach, try Shuttle Mission Workshop from Math Playground, here students build and solve their own visual math puzzles. Play Shuttle Mission Pro first to practise.
Nrich features on many pages including reading; Nrich has many excellent articles on the use of games in the classroom; hence a Reading page.
On Number, Math Playground, PEMDAS Exhibit provides great practice for order of operations. Touch an operation to form that part of the operation.
On Geometry of course follow Catriona Agg who regularly posts new puzzles and has made her collection of screenshots freely available.
Following each puzzle, you can find a discussion on the puzzle. Have a look at this puzzle and discussion for example.
In response to this puzzle, you can see various solutions including an Autograph file created by Rob Smith. Rob has this up to change both squares and you can move also move a point on the smaller square.
Try these brilliant GeoGebra puzzles from Daniel Mentrard, also his 64 geometric puzzles.
Perhaps try Tangram on Mathigon.
How many of the different shapes can you make?
Nrich also have a Tangram activity for students age 7 – 11 or for 5-14 years olds try Tangram Pictures.
Another brilliant Geometry puzzle author is Ed Southall who has made 40 puzzles available to celebrate his 40th birthday; he has also provided slides for teachers. Check his Geometry Cheat Sheet.
From Probability and Statistics games…
The collection includes from Cambridge PhD student, Omar Wagih ‘Guess the Correlation‘, a rather addictive game with a purpose – Omar Wagih is collecting the data on the guesses collected and using it to analyse how we perceive correlations in scatter plots. Select About to read the rules and further details.
Underground Maths, this page includes several resources on puzzles and games from Underground Maths
From Underground Maths try Equation Sudoku for example.
We can write down equations:
and so on.
As always on Underground Maths we have suggestions and a complete solution as well as printable/supporting materials.