Puzzles and Riddles that Improve Math Ability

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Puzzles and Riddles improve math and logic skills. Here's a list of good ones to try!

“The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.”
~Richard Dawkins

“Did you always like math?” I was asked once.

It was a strange question, because I’ve never really liked math.

After pondering it, I realized that I’ve done well in math because I’ve always liked puzzles!

Puzzles & Riddles Instead of Math

Puzzles and riddles get your thinking juices flowing. And math is all about thinking.

To improve your math skills, start doing more puzzles and riddles.

Note: “puzzles” are not limited to jigsaw puzzles. In fact, I don’t even think about that kind when I use the word puzzle. Although I’m sure they have a benefit on thinking and processing too.

Here is a list of some of my favorite puzzles and riddles, along with some great places to find them:

Some puzzle/riddle collections:

You can even invent your own puzzle or create a maze!

Have fun!


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