Math Riddles Place Value
1st Grade to 5th Grade

Welcome to the Math Salamanders Math Riddles.

Here you will find our range of Math Brain Teasers and number riddles for elementary kids. These fun riddles will help your child to develop their place value and number skills, whilst developing their problem solving and reasoning skills at the same time.

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Math Riddles

Using riddles is a great way to learn Math facts and develop place value and thinking skills in a fun and interesting way.

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

Using these math riddles below will help your child to develop their understanding of place value as well as their problem solving and reasoning skills.

There are different versions of each riddle from 1st to 5th grade, so it is easy to find an easier or harder version of the same riddle.

Each riddle comes complete with answers.

We hope you enjoy our free printable riddles.

Math Riddles

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

There are two riddle sheets for each grade, and each riddle sheet contains two riddles to solve.

Each riddle sheet comes complete with an answer sheet.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • learn and develop their place value skills;
  • develop their understanding of mathematical language;
  • develop problem solving skills and reasoning.
All the riddles in this section support Elementary Math Benchmarks.

1st Grade Math Riddles

2nd Grade Math Riddles

3rd Grade Math Riddles

4th Grade Math Riddles

5th Grade Math Riddles

Printable Math Puzzles

Here you will find a range of free printable math puzzles. Puzzles are a great way to have some fun with math whilst learning and developing skills at the same time.

The following puzzles involve using and applying a range of different math skills, particularly addition and subtraction, but also multiplication and division for grades 3 and up.

Geometry Riddles

Here you will find our free printable geometry riddles from 1st to 5th grade.

These riddles are similar to the math riddles on this page, but are all about 2d shapes instead of numbers.

Using these riddles will help your child to:

  • develop their geometry skills;
  • develop their understanding of geometric language;
  • apply their geometric knowledge to solve problems.

Magic Square Puzzles to solve

We have a range of magic square puzzles for kids to solve, suitable from 1st grade and upwards.

Most of the sheets involve finding the missing numbers to create a magic square.

Our magic square sheets include:

  • Addition and subtraction of integers;
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions;
  • Using negative numbers;
  • Using decimals.

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