Math Riddles for Kids

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Find some fun riddles that can get students thinking about math with this article. You'll find solutions to the riddles and some helpful educational resources as you read.

Math Riddles

Riddles are a great way to help kids have fun while learning about math concepts. You can use these riddles to introduce math concepts such as:

Addition and Multiplication

Check out this riddle to help get students thinking about adding and multiplying:

I have 3 numbers that give me the same total when I add them or multiply them together. What are they?

Answer: 1, 2 and 3

After you've gotten your students warmed up with this riddle, you can help them keep learning with these fun lessons that cover addition and multiplication. Lessons will give step-by-step instructions for performing the math operations and include interactive quizzes that students can take to assess their understanding of the topics.


Use this silly riddle to introduce your students to subtraction steps:

What's the maximum amount of times you can subtract 5 from 25?

Answer: Once! After the first time, you'll be subtracting 5 from 20!

This lesson on subtraction provides a great follow up to the riddle. Have student watch the engaging lesson and complete the short quiz keep studying the subject.

Money Math

Snag the interest of your students with this fun money-related riddle:

Can you tell me which is better: a ragged hundred-dollar bill or a brand new one?

Answer: $100 is always better than $1!

Keep your students engaged with this subject by directing them towards this chapter about money. The chapter is full of fun lessons that can help your students greatly improve their money sense. They'll learn about the value of coins, as well as how to solve money amount problems including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The chapter also includes an in-depth, comprehensive exam that can be used to make sure students understand the content of the lessons.

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