6th Grade Math Puzzles

Welcome to our 6th Grade Math Puzzles page.

Here you will find our range of 6th Grade Math Brain Teasers and Picture Puzzles which will help your child apply and practice their Math skills to solve a range of number challenges and number problems involving fractions, decimals and negative numbers.

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.

6th Grade Math Puzzles

Looking for 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 6th grade skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

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

Most of these puzzles have two versions: an A version and a B version.

The B version is set at a slightly harder level than the A version.

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

Captain's Square Puzzle

Newton's Crosses Puzzle

Quadra's Square Puzzle

Magic Square Puzzle

Magic Square Puzzle is a puzzle which involves placing digits in the correct places so that each row, column and diagonal adds up to the same number.

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

Challenge 6A involves adding a range of negative numbers or decimals

Challenge 6B involves adding fractions or negative numbers.

Sally's Hexagon Puzzle

Arithmogon Triangle Puzzle

The Arithmogon triangle puzzle is a math puzzle to help develop adding and subtracting numbers and is also useful for developing logical thinking and pre-algebra skills at a higher level.

The numbers in the two circles are added together to give the number in the linking rectangle.

Both sheets involve adding a mixture of negative numbers, fractions and decimals.

Newton's Number Track Puzzle

Quadra's Operation Puzzle

Tree Adding Puzzle

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

The numbers involved include positive and negative numbers, 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.

Number Grid Challenge: Target -10 Puzzle

The aim of this grid puzzle is for you to find a path through the grid with a total of -10. Choose your path carefully!

The maze involves adding a series of 6 to 7 numbers (including negative numbers) together to try to get a total of -10.

Total Difference Puzzles

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

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!

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.

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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