5th Grade

Welcome to the Math Salamanders 5th Grade Printable Math Puzzles.

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.

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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 Challenges and 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.

5th Grade Printable Math Puzzles

Salamander Line-Up

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.

Captain's Square Puzzle

Captain's Square puzzle involves being given the totals of rows and columns made up of different salamanders, and having to work out the value of each individiual salamander.

It is a good pre-algebra activity where children need to use their reasoning skills to find the value of each salamander.

Newton's Crosses Puzzle

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 good activity for practicing addition facts (involving negative numbers at this level).

Quadra's Square Puzzle

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, using negative numbers, and also to develop perseverance and reasoning.

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.

Sally's Hexagon Puzzle

Sally's hexagon number puzzle is a challenge which involve accurate adding of two numbers together, using both positive and negative numbers.

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

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.

Puzzle 5b is a harder puzzle for more able mathematicians.

Newton's Number Track Puzzle

Newton's number track puzzle is a printable math puzzle to help develop adding and subtracting of small numbers and decimals, both positive and negative.

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

Quadra's Operation Puzzle

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

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

It also relies on the children knowing the PEMDAS (or BODMAS) rule for order of operations.

Tree Adding Puzzle Decimals

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

Make 10 Puzzle

This puzzle is all about finding pairs and set of 3 decimals (with 1 decimal place) that add up to 10.

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 (with decimal values with 1dp) together to try to get a total of 10.

Number Maze Target 100 Puzzle

The aim of this puzzle is for you to finish the maze with a total of 100. Choose your path carefully!

The maze involves adding, subtracting, multiplying and division.

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.

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.

Fifth Grade Math Games

Here you will find a range of free printable 5th Grade Math games.

All children like to play Math games, and you will find a good range of Grade 5 Math Games here for your child to play and enjoy.

The following games involve different 5th Grade Math activities which you and your child can enjoy together.

All the free 5th Grade Math Worksheets in this section follow the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Grade 5.

5th Grade Math Problems

Here you will find our selection of free 5th grade math word problems.

Each sheet is availabel in both standard and metric units (where applicable).

Each sheet comes complete with a separate answer sheet.

All the problems are based around 'real life' such as the planets, heights of mountains, or length of rivers.

Using these sheet will help your child to:

- apply their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills;
- apply their knowledge of rounding and place value;
- solve a range of problems including "real life" problems and ratio problems.

All the worksheets help to support Elementary math benchmarks.

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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