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13. Easter Math Puzzles

Easter is also a great time to liven up math practice. Here are two math puzzles that are simple to prepare and will get kids keen and eager to do what is often not a favorite subject.

To create this puzzle cut out several egg shapes. On each one write the numbers and signs from an equation. The children have to look at the egg and rearrange the numbers and signs to make a true equation. The first person to do this for each egg shape is the winner. You can use this to practice simple equations or more complex equations.

8 1 7 1 4 2 4 1
= + = 3 - = ÷ = 6 x
5 3 2 6 8 3 7 8

5 + 8 = 13 23 – 7 = 16 32 ÷ 4 = 8 17 x 4 = 68

For this puzzle you need 9 cards with Easter eggs on them. One card will have 1 egg, one 2 eggs, the next 3 eggs etc. Draw a large 3 X 3 grid like a Tic Tac Toe grid. The puzzle is to place the cards on the grid so that each row, column and diagonal has the same number of eggs. The following page has the egg puzzle for you to
print and give to the kids.

Printable Easter Math Puzzles
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