Math Riddles for Kids

Easy Riddles for Kids To Sharpen Critical Thinking Skills

Is your child getting exhausted with their math learning material? A great alternative to worksheets could be fun math riddles for kids.

These could prove to be an effective way to test your child’s knowledge of various math concepts without making them feel stressed.

10 Easy Math Riddles for Kids

Try these math riddles for kids that make learning easy and fun!

  1. Jack, Nancy, and Rebecca attended a basketball game together and bought one ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total? (Answer: 3)
  2. When Jake was 8 years old, his little brother, Shawn, was half his age. If Jake is 20 years old today, how old is Shawn? (Anwer: 16)
  3. Write down the number of times you can subtract the number 10 from 25. (Answer: Just once! The moment you take away 10 from 25, it becomes 15 and doesn’t stay 25)
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  5. Imagine you are going to the movies and you’re the one paying. According to you, would it be cheaper to take one friend to the movies two times, or two friends to the movies at the same time? (Answer: the latter! Because that way, you’re only paying for 3 tickets, unlike the former where you’re paying for 4.)
  6. Create an equation with eight eights so that the numbers add up to one thousand. (Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000)
  7. Jack goes to the supermarket and buys 10 potatoes. Unfortunately, on the way back home, all but 9 get ruined. How many potatoes are left in a good condition? (Answer: 9!)
  8. Which number stays the same no matter the number you multiply it with? (Answer: 0)
  9. If 8 = 2, 666 = 3, 9=1, and 9090 = 4, what is 618902 equal to? (Answer: 618902 = 5. Breakdown: There is 1 circle in the number 6, 2 circles in the number 8, 1 circle in the number 9, and 1 circle in the number 0)
  10. What can you put between a 4 and a 5 so that the result is greater than a 4, but less than a 5? (Answer: a decimal. For example 4.8)
  11. A mattress and bed sheet set costs $110 in total. If the mattress costs $100 more than the bedsheet, how much did the mattress cost? (Answer: $105. Breakdown: Let X = mattress, and Y = bedsheet. X + Y = 110, and X = Y +100. In all, Y+ Y +100 = 110, which means Y = 5. Therefore, the bedsheet costs $5. And since the mattress cost $100 more than the bedsheet, the mattress’ cost = $105)

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We hope your kids enjoy solving these math riddles for kids! The main objective of these easy math riddles for kids is to take the fear out of figures and turn math into an exciting subject for your little ones.

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