Tag Archives: puzzlers

First of the Year Puzzler

A Fourth of July Magic Puzzle for You

In honor of July 4th, here is a puzzler for you. Our nation has had a lot of birthdays.  When counting, what is the first number you come to that contains the letter “a”? 

math magic: the unique number 4

What’s Unusual about the Number 4?

It’s the fourth month so why not a magic puzzle about the number 4.  What is unique about the number 4 that is not found with any other number?

nutrition puzzler

A Nutrition Puzzler

March is National Nutrition Month.  So it only seems appropriate to do a nutrition puzzler. Which is correct:  “Yoke is white” or “Yoke are white”? 

alphabetical number

An Alphabetical Number?

What is the only number whose letters are in reverse alphabetical order?

year end puzzler

Can You Solve our Year End Magic Puzzle?

Year end is approaching.  Time to get your records in order.  Speaking of order, can you answer this:  What is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order?

puzzler: ben's mother

A Family Puzzler for Thanksgiving

Here’s a fun family puzzler to try out at your Thanksgiving gathering. Ben’s mother has 3 children.  (Show 3 coins on your palm–a nickel, dime, & penny.)  The first one is named Nicole (push the nickel forward).  The second is named Diamond Jim (push the dime forward).  What is the third child’s name?

take away puzzler

Can You Solve This Magic Puzzle?

What gets larger, the more you take away?

magic puzzle: connect the boxes

A Magic Puzzle to Sharpen You up for Back to School

Can you draw 3 lines connecting the problem with its respective answer?  But wait, I forgot one small detail:  Your lines cannot cross.  And they must all stay within the outer box.  Can you solve this one? 

summer reading puzzler

Summer Reading Puzzler

Challenge:  Can you arrange the letters of “new door” to form one word?

math magic money

Using Math Magic to Make Some Money This Summer

Tell your parents that, being the good child that you are, you have decided that you would like to wash the dishes each night after dinner.  You’d like to be paid a little for your services, but your wages are reasonable.  You’d like to be paid 1 cent the first night, 2 cents the second night, 4 cents the third night, etc.  We’ll try

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