Puzzles

Its back!

Findor's Quest has returned - bigger and better!
What set out as an 'Hobbity Bonus' at the end of our Christmas 2012 eBook has grown into a full A5 trilogy.

Okay, here's the story: Findor is a Hobbit - a very, very distant relative to some of those more famous Hobbits you may have heard about.


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Sudoku Jigsaw PuzzlesWe have taken our 4 by 4 Sudoku Jigsaw Puzzles and expanded them (in several directions) for our mathsticks+ members. Here we have 4 new 6 by 6 Sudoku puzzles transformed into jigsaws. Read more »

teaching maths - sudoku puzzlesBy rights these should be called Sudoku Puzzle Jigsaws... it's a development of our Magic Square Jigsaws. Sudoku puzzles have always offered fantastic problem solving opportunities - see here for our stock of Sudoku related mathstick resources. Read more »

Magic Square PuzzlesMagic Squares are great ways to get children thinking mathematically, solving problems and using their calculation skills... however, getting the right amount of challenge can be tricky.

These Magic Square Puzzles offer all the benefits but have some useful differentiation built into them too. Read more »

Diamond numeracy puzzleWe are looking for your help with this maths activity.

Here is a problem solving puzzle in the form of a Diamond-shaped grid of squares, each square houses a number and the four sides of the Diamond should sum to the same 'magic' total.

The challenge is for the children to use their calculation and problem solving skills to complete the Diamonds by filling in the missing numbers.

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Problem Sloving MiniBooks - maths teachingHere we have taken the Addition puzzles from Mental Monday's #19 and turned them into a series of mini booklets. This makes them ideal for children to work through at their own pace (perfect for the end of term), they could also be used as 'registration activities', or as a homework project. Read more »

Christmas mathsJust time for one more fun resource. Four cross-numbers with clues that enable children to practice their mathematical skills (calculation), knowledge (number properties) and their reasoning and organisational skills.

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Childrens 4x4 sudoku puzzlesWe've been working with Sudoku puzzles for a few years now. It is easy to see how useful they are in helping children develop or refine their logical, problem solving skills. The one difficulty is, however, that some Sudoku puzzles look really ugly and overly complicated.

Our designs use a different approach. We think this finally brings Sudoku firmly into the classroom, with a meaningful, colourful and clear approach. Read more »

Easter Sudoku PuzzlesThis is a set of three 6 by 6 Sudoku grids featuring Easter Eggs instead of numbers.

The grids follow on from our 4 by 4 Sudoku puzzles but offer a little more challenge. Each puzzles is accompanied by a set of 'Egg tiles' so children can re-arrange the tiles while they solve the puzzle.

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Easter egg sudoku puzzlesThe Sudoku activities in our Christmas Resource book were so well received we decided to offer these Easter Egg themed sudoku puzzles.

These are beginner stage, 4 by 4 grids. They follow the usual Sudoku rules but use Egg pictures instead of numbers. Each puzzle card is accompanied by the appropriate number of coloured egg-tiles so children can complete the problem by re-arranging the tiles. This makes a great interactive display. Read more »

Christmas math resourcesThis resource only just missed our Christmas Activities eBook.

It is a MathDoku, or KenKen type puzzle. We've simplified the more traditional version so that it only includes addition. Read more »

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