5th Grade Math Puzzles

Welcome to our 5th Grade Math Puzzles page.

Here you will find our range of 5th Grade Math Brain Teasers and Puzzles which will help your child apply and practice their Math skills to solve a range of challenges and number problems.

Math Puzzles

Using puzzles is a great way to learn Math facts and develop mental calculation and thinking skills in a fun and easy way.

Most children are much more engaged and motivated solving puzzles than working out pages of traditional math facts.

Using these math puzzles below will help your child to develop their Math fact skills as well as their strategic thinking and reasoning.

There are different versions of each puzzle from 1st to 5th grade, so it is easy to find an easier or harder version of the same puzzle. Each puzzle comes complete with answers.

5th Grade Math Puzzles

Here you will find a range of challenges and puzzles to develop your child's math skills and number facts in a fun way.

These puzzles have been designed to support the 5th grade skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • learn and practice their addition facts, including decimals;
  • practice their subtraction facts, including decimals;
  • practice and apply multiplication and division facts;
  • develop problem solving skills and reasoning.

There are two versions of most of our puzzles: version A which is slightly easier and version B which is harder.

The puzzles themselves are not set in any particular order of difficulty - they are simply different puzzles which use different skills to solve.

5th Grade Math Puzzle Worksheets

Salamander Line-Up

Captain's Square Puzzle

Newton's Crosses Puzzle

Quadra's Square Puzzle

This 5th grade math puzzle involves placing digits in the correct places so that each row and column adds up to the same number.

It is a good activity to use for practicing adding and also to develop perseverance and reasoning.

Challenge 5A uses decimals to add together.

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Challenge 5B uses fractions and mixed numbers to add together.

Magic Square Puzzle

Sally's Hexagon Puzzle

Arithmogon Triangle Puzzle

Newton's Number Track Puzzle

Newton's Missing Product Puzzle

Quadra's Operation Puzzle

Tree Adding Puzzle Decimals

This adding puzzle involves using addition (and also subtraction facts) to work out the missing decimal numbers on the trees.

The numbers involved include fractions and decimals.

The puzzle is similar to Sally's Heaxgon puzzle, but this particular puzzle is more open-ended and each tree has many different solutions.

Make 10 Puzzle

Number Grid Challenge: Target 10 Puzzle

Number Maze Target 100 Puzzle

Total Difference Puzzles

These puzzles are designed to test your thinking skills, as well as you addition and subtraction!

There are a set of 3 puzzles, of varying difficulty, with the easiest one coming first.

On some puzzles, the two numbers are given, and the total and difference need to be calculated.

On the harder puzzles, only one of the numbers and the total is given, and the other number and difference need to be calculated.

The hardest puzzles involve working out the two numbers, given only their total and difference.

Total Product Puzzles

These puzzles are designed to test your thinking skills, as well as you addition and multiplication!

There are a set of 3 puzzles, of varying difficulty, with the easiest one coming first.

On some puzzles, the two numbers are given, and the total and product need to be calculated.

On the harder puzzles, only one of the numbers and the total (or product) is given, and the other number and product (or total) need to be calculated.

The hardest puzzles involve working out the two numbers, given only their total and product.

Looking for an easier puzzle...?

Almost all of our puzzles have easier versions to support children who need to start off with a simpler version.

If these printable Math Puzzles are not at the right level for you, try some of our easier 4th grade math puzzles.

Looking for a harder puzzle...?

If these 5th Grade Math Puzzles are not at the right level for you, try some of our harder 6th grade math puzzles.

Our 6th grade puzzles include working with negative numbers and more complex fraction and decimals.

Number Fill in Puzzles

It's great when kids have fun and are learning math skills without really thinking about it. These number fill in puzzles are a great way to develop thinking skills and getting kids to check all the possibilities.

Geometry Riddles

Here you will find a range of fun math riddles that will entertain and occupy your child.

Each riddle is a mathematical problem that will hopefully prove both stimulating and interesting. Using riddles is a really good way to explore mathematical ideas and concepts in a fun way!

There are riddle pages available for both numbers and geometry.

Using these riddles will help your child to:

  • develop their understanding of geometry;
  • develop their understanding of language of geometry;
  • solve problems and use their reasoning skills.

All the math puzzles printable worksheets in this section support elementary math benchmarks.

Number Search Puzzles

Number Search Puzzles are a great way to get children looking for numbers and developing number recognition skills.

They are also a good resource for developing short term number memory skills, and can be a good way to take the fear out of large numbers.

We have a range of different number search puzzles - from easier puzzles to trickier ones to work out.

With the easier puzzles, the numbers only go horizontally (left to right) or vertically downwards.

The numbers get progressively larger on the trickier puzzles, and the grids get larger.

Math Riddles

Here is our collection of free math riddles from 1st grade to 5th grade.

You will find a range of number riddles which will help your child to develop their place value skills, as well as developing their problem solving and reasoning.

The riddles are also useful for developing understanding of mathematical language.

 

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