The following sheets will teach your students how to solve math puzzles through fun games and activities.

Math is not just about numbers and problems. Math is more of a language that allows use to communicate ideas and test them. If math is the language than operations and numbers are word that we use in this language. Puzzles allow use to explore the bounds of our minds and explore challenges that are part of this language. There was a recent study of children between the ages of two and four that found that students who were frequent puzzle solvers were able to solve simple puzzles quicker and more accurately than those who were not. Puzzles lead to divergent thinking and help students make better sense of the world around them. Adults that regularly tackle puzzles have shown to have improved memory skills. Jigsaw puzzles have shown to help improve visual-spatial reasoning among the elderly. Studies have shown that keeping active with puzzles can delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Your students will practice their simple addition skills and review number words with the puzzles and games on these worksheets. Students will have fun as they complete crossword number puzzles, a number word search, and addition mazes (students must choose the numbers that add up to the given sum). There are also trail math activities that are super fun to work on as you try to determine the path of the integers or in this case sums. Students will practice simple mathematical skills to solve puzzles. Activities include crossword number puzzles, a number word search, and addition mazes.

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Math Puzzle Worksheets

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Crossword by Addition

Students will find the sum of each problem. They will write the number as a word to complete the puzzle.

Addition Crossword Puzzle

Students complete each addition problem. They will complete the crossword puzzle by writing each number as a word.

Decimal Daze Puzzle 2

Students will follow the number maze so that the sum of the decimals equals the answer to the puzzle. Six puzzles are provided.

Decimal Daze Puzzle

Students will find the decimals whose sum is the number in the answer box. Six puzzles are provided.

Fun with Addition

Students will follow the number maze so that the sum of the numbers equals the answer to the puzzle. Six puzzles are provided.

Fun with Addition Again

Students will find the numbers whose sum is the number in the answer box. Six puzzles are provided.

Name of the Number Jumble

Students will find and circle the names of the numbers from 1 to 20 in the puzzle. Names can be horizontal, vertical, diagonal or backwards.

Backwards Name of the Number Jumble

Students will find and circle the names of the numbers from 1 to 20 in the puzzle. All of the numbers are spelled backwards.