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The exercises within this workbook were created by highly-qualified educators and are designed to provide students practice with a variety of math skills, including fact recognition, basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), pattern recognition, and logical analysis. The goal of each exercise is to encourage students to think critically to determine patterns and visualize mathematics outside of the standard format. The exercises are divided into three sections based on challenge level, ranging from easy to complex, and increase in difficulty to provide exposure, development, and practice with logical application of mathematics. Encourage your child or student to attempt as many exercises as possible to enhance skills. Students are also provided the opportunity to apply heavy use of cognitive skills as they create their own puzzles to share with others. The Math Challenge workbook is great for daily warm-up, enrichment exercises, or regular skill maintenance. We ask the question, How many puzzles can you solve?

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Table of Contents

Challenge Level I

[Easy] - pg 4

Level I exercises include many basic facts, simple operations, and patterns to solve. Students practice using learned skills to produce solutions.

Challenge Level II

[Medium] - pg 16

The Level II exercises are slightly more difficult than Level I, requiring students to apply fact knowledge and problem-solving skills to solve correctly.

Challenge Level III [Complex] - pg 26 Exercises within Level III are more complex as they stimulate critical thinking skills and require students to sharpen problem-solving abilities to provide accurate solutions.

Create Your Own Puzzles

- pg 33

Students create their own puzzles to share and challenge friends!

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Rows & Columns Directions: Fill in the missing numbers to make the equation true on each row and column.

+ +

12 +

= =

=

=

16

=

-

+

1 1

7

=

4

10

+ -

+

-

5

= =

=

=

4

28

=

=

+

17 +

=

-

+

13

13

-

3

= =

=

= 6

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All Together Directions: The sum of each shape below is written in the middle. Can you fill in the missing numbers?

2

4

18 3

100

6

18

19

48

9

77 21

34

64 24

7 10

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Climbing Ladders Directions: Start from the bottom, and work your way up! Use the given numbers to create an equation that equals 30. You must only use each number once!

30

30

1, 2, 5, 10, 60

1, 2, 4, 7, 12

30

2, 3, 5, 6, 46

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Sports Sum It Directions: Complete the chart below by filling in each row and column with the missing sums.

39 49

36 = ____________

= ____________

= ____________ = ____________

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Pyramid Puzzles 3 Directions: Fill in the missing numbers in the pyramids below. Example:

15

12

30

24

10

8

36

12

48 27

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Sum in the Middle Directions: Using the numbers 1-10, fill in the empty spaces so the sum of each row and column equals the number in the middle. You may use each number only once.

12

13

14

15

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_____________________ (Date)

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(Signature)

has completed and mastered the Math Challenge Level III!

(Name)

__________________________________

Wow, Super Congratulations!!


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How Many Puzzles Can You Solve? Math Challenge provides over 30 full color pages of math puzzles, riddles, and challenges to stimulate the critical thinking skills of young learners. Designed for students in grades 3-6, Math Challenge encourages the use of logic as well as pattern and fact recognition to solve slightly complex puzzles. Students can even create their own challenging problems! Great for a daily warm-up or for regular skill maintenance! Try a Math Challenge puzzle today!

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