Math puzzles

Math puzzles are brainteasers that involve mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills. These puzzles can come in a variety of forms, such as riddles, word problems, or logic problems. They can be used to teach or reinforce mathematical concepts, as well as to challenge and engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving.

See the following puzzles to explore various Math concepts:

Geometry with two triangles

Triangles to Quadrilaterals!

Three pieces Quadrilaterals


Concept of Area and Measurement

The concept of area is a measure of the size of a two-dimensional region. It is typically measured in square units, such as square inches, square feet, or square meters. The area of a shape is determined by the size of its dimensions and the type of shape it is.

To find the area of a shape, you need to know the formula for that specific shape. For example, the formula for the area of a rectangle is length x width, the formula for the area of a triangle is 1/2 x base x height, and the formula for the area of a circle is pi x radius squared.

In addition to finding the area of a specific shape, students can also learn about the concept of perimeter, which is the distance around the outer edge of a two-dimensional shape. The perimeter of a shape can be found by adding up the lengths of all of its sides.

Measuring area and perimeter can be useful in a variety of real-world situations, such as determining the amount of paint needed to cover a wall, calculating the amount of fencing needed to enclose a garden, or finding the dimensions of a room for furniture planning. Understanding these concepts can also help students develop their spatial reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems involving measurement.

There are many ways to explore and learn about the concepts of area and perimeter beyond traditional textbook ideas. Here are a few examples:

What is Tangram?

Tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle game that originated in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It consists of seven flat pieces called tans that are arranged to form a square or rectangle. The objective of the game is to rearrange the tans to form a specific shape or figure, usually a square or a rectangle, using all seven pieces without overlap.

The tans are traditionally made of wood or cardboard and are cut into various geometric shapes, including two large right angle triangles, two medium right angle triangles, two small right angle triangles, and one square. The tans are placed on a flat surface, and players must manipulate them to fit together to form the desired shape.

Tangram is a popular puzzle game that requires spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. It is played by people of all ages and is a popular activity for kids to learn geometry and spatial awareness. Some people also use tangram as a meditation or mindfulness exercise, as it requires focus and concentration. Watch the following video to know more about Tangram and how to explore Maths using Tangram:

Using Tangram pieces to explore geometry concepts on graph paper to calculate area and perimeter 

Using tangram pieces to explore geometry concepts on graph paper can be a hands-on and interactive way to learn about and practice these concepts.