Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5

Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5 : Over 300 Puzzles That Teach Math and Problem Solving Skills

3.6 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students. In these two new collections, puzzle master Terry Stickels provides puzzles and brain games that range from simple to challenging and are organized by grade level and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content areas. Each book offers over 300 brain games that will help students learn core math concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The books include a wide range of puzzle types and cover a variety of math topics, from fractions and geometry to probability and algebra.
show more

Product details

  • Spiral bound | 256 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 20mm | 839.14g
  • Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470227192
  • 9780470227190
  • 302,840

Back cover copy

Math Puzzles and Brainteasers


Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

Number puzzles, cryptograms, logic puzzles, and word games make teaching math and problem-solving skills a snap! Written by master puzzle creator Terry Stickels, Math Puzzles and Brainteasers is a collection of over 300 reproducible puzzles that have been especially created for students in grades 3-5. Ranging from easy logic challenges to more difficult math brainteasers, the puzzles are organized into groups that correspond to national math content standards. The range of puzzles incorporates multiple approaches to skill building, including numerical manipulation, spatial/visual exercises, and language arts exercises.

Teachers can use this comprehensive compilation of puzzles as warm-up exercises, questions for team competition, group problem-solving exercises, or just for fun!


"This is a rich set of diverse mathematical problems that can enrich a math class, stimulate children to play with mathematical ideas, or give gifted children a chance to solve interesting problems that lie beyond the limits of most school mathematical curricula." -- MICHAEL SCHIRO, associate professor, Mathematics Education, Boston College

"What an extraordinary variety of intriguing and challenging mental games! It is exactly what is needed to help children develop thinking and problem solving skills." --PAT BATTAGLIA, author of many puzzle books and the syndicated column If You're So Smart . . .
show more

Table of contents

Foreword. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. About This Book. The Author. Introduction. I . NUMBERS and OPERATIONS. Whole Numbers. Rational Numbers. II. GEOMETRY and MEASUREMENT. Geometry. Measurement. III. MATHEMATICAL REASONING. Visual. Other. IV. ALGEBRA, STATISTICS, and PROBABILITY. ANSWERS.
show more

About Terry H. Stickels

Terry Stickels is a well-known puzzle creator and the author of many puzzle books, such as Classic Mind Benders and The Little Book of Bathroom Sudoku . He writes three syndicated columns: Frame Games in USA Weekend magazine, Stickelers , sydicated by King Features , and Stickdoku , a sudoku puzzle in USA Weekend magazine. He is also a frequent presenter for corporate and education clients around the country. Visit his website at
show more

Rating details

5 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1)
4 40% (2)
3 20% (1)
2 20% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X