Welcome to our Math Puzzles page for first graders.

Here you will find our range of 1st 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.

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.

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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 first grade skills of adding and subtracting.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- learn and practice their addition facts to 12+12;
- practice their subtraction facts to 12;
- develop problem solving skills and reasoning.

Salamander Line-up involves placing salamanders on a square grid so that no salamander is in the same row or column as another salamander.

It is a good puzzle for developing logical and reasoning skills.

Tricolor Circles puzzle is a simple puzzle involving coloring nine circles linked together so that no two touching circles are the same color.

It is a good activity for developing reasoning and logic!

Five Circles puzzle is a simple puzzle involving placing numbers in five circles so that the totals of the rows and columns are the same.

It is a good activity for adding together several small numbers and for developing perseverance!

Captain's Square puzzle involves working out the totals of rows and columns made up of different salamanders. Each salamander has its own value.

It is a good activity for adding together several small numbers, and it is very easy to extend by changing the values of the salamanders.

Newton's crosses puzzle is a challenge which involves placing numbers in the correct place to get the same total in each row and column in the cross.

It is a similar puzzle to the 5 Circles puzzle and a good activity for practicing addition facts.

The Two Chests Puzzle is a puzzle which involves placing 5 bags of coins into the chests so that one of the chests contains double the amount of the other chest.

It is a good activity to use for practicing addition facts, and also to develop trial-and-improvement strategies.

Quadra's Square Puzzle is a puzzle which 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.

Quadra's Square Puzzle is a puzzle which involves placing numbers in the correct places so that each hexagon is the sum of the two circles that join it.

There are 4 missing digits to place so that the sums are correct.

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, and also to develop perseverance.

Sally's hexagon number puzzle is a challenge which involve accurate adding of two numbers together.

Each number in the hexagon pyramid is made by adding up the 2 numbers below it.

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.

Puzzle 1b is a harder puzzle for more able mathematicians.

Newton's number track puzzle is a math puzzle to help develop adding of small numbers together.

Each number in the number track is made by adding the 2 previous numbers together.

Quadra's operation puzzle involves choosing the correct operations to make the math fact correct.

It is a good activity for developing adding and subtracting skills, and getting children to experiment with numbers and develop a number sense.

The aim of this puzzle is for you to finish the maze with a total of 15. Choose your path carefully!

The maze involves adding and subtracting up to 20.

The aim of this grid puzzle is for you to find a path through the grid with a total of 20. Choose your path carefully!

The maze involves adding a series of 4 to 5 numbers (with values up to 9) together to try to get a total of 20.

If these Math Puzzles are not at the right level for you, try some of our harder 2nd grade math puzzles.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

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.

Here you will find a range of free printable First Grade Math games. All children like to play Math games, and you will find a good range of 1st Grade Math Games here for your child to play and enjoy.

The following games involve different First Grade Math activities which you and your child can enjoy together.

All the free Math sheets in this section are informed by the Elementary Math Benchmarks for First Grade.

Here you will find a range of math word problems aimed at first grade level. Each problem sheet is based on an interesting theme such as parties or the seaside.

Using these first grade math worksheets will help your child to:

- Add and subtract with numbers to 12;
- order numbers to 100;
- solve a range of math problems.

All the math problem sheets in this section support Elementary math benchmarks.

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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