Critical Thinking Word Problems 5th Grade

Math Brain Teasers

Why Use Math Brain Teasers?

Brain teasers can strengthen vital math learning skills in students of all ages.  In order to solve Brain teasers, students workout their brains by reading and thinking carefully!  In other words, math brain teasers help students learn to be problem-solvers!

Even More Reasons
for Math Brain Teasers...

  • A fun way to encourage critical thinking skills, logic and problem solving.
  • They're great for motivating students of all ages and skill levels.
  • They help kids experience math in a fun way that challenges them to move on to higher levels of mathematical thinking.

Check out the links below to get a taste of some math to tease the brain.  The first link will take you to our first brain teaser worksheet you can print off.  And we'll be adding more on a regular basis.

Math Teasers: Ready for our first math teaser worksheet?  Print it out for your students to get them warmed up at the start of class or at the end before the bell rings.  Either way, kids love them! 

More Math Teasers: These are a lot of fun for kids and adults!  Print these off or work them right from your computer.  Easy, Medium and Hard for grades 1 - 8. Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader?"

Strange Coins

I have two US coins totaling 55 cents.  One is not a nickel.  What are the coins?

Show the solution!

Answer

Strange Coins

One is a fifty cents piece and the other is a nickel. One is a nickel, but one is not a nickel.


Brain Teasers for Kids: Try a couple of these teasers and build logical thinking and problem solving skills at same time.

Logic Brain Teasers: Kids can improve their logical thinking skills with practice.  Great for helping them do better at word problems.

Brain Teaser Puzzles: Good for the brain!  Think of it as working out at the brain gym. By stretching and testing the brain, those brain muscles grow.  The more you practice, the better you'll get.

Math Riddles: Here are some math riddles that will help give your brain muscles a little exercise.

More math teasers

And yet more brain-teasers!  Making math more fun and engaging is what this site is all about.  Math Brain Teasers for kids are one of the best ways to get their minds motivated with math!


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Quotes
Solve the math problems to get the letters to a quote. (Grades 3-5)

Jokes
Solve the math problems to get the letters to a joke. (Grades 3-5)

The Old House
Use math to figure out how to fix the old house. (Grades 3-5)

Balance Algebra
Use Algebra to balance the scales. (Grades 3-5)

Balance Benders
Given some facts, which objects weight will even off the scales? (Grades 3-5)

Paper Folding
Draw how a folded sheet of paper with holes punched in it will look when unfolded. (Grades 3-5)

Analogies With Shapes
Which shape completes the analogy? (Grades 3-5)

Penguin
Color the thermometer to show the freezing point, then complete the picture of the pengin. (Grades 3-5)

Name That City
Read the story. Then make an inference based on the evidence in the story. (Grades 3-5)

Von Bayers Girlfriend
Read the true story. Then make an inference based on the evidence in the story. (Grades 3-5)

Whale of a Good Time
Read the story. Then make an inference based on the evidence in the story. (Grades 3-5)

Rhyme and Reason
Can you figure out the subjects of these simple rhymes? (Grades 3-5)

Rhyme and Reason (#2)
Can you figure out the subjects of these simple rhymes? (Grades 3-5)

Rhyme and Reason (#3)
Can you figure out the subjects of these simple rhymes? (Grades 3-5)

Rhyme and Reason (#4)
Can you figure out the subjects of these simple rhymes? (Grades 3-5)

Rhyme and Reason (#5)
Can you figure out the subjects of these simple rhymes? (Grades 3-5)

Rhyme and Reason (#6)
Can you figure out the subjects of these simple rhymes? (Grades 3-5)

Antarctica
Find 8 errors in this brief article about Antarctica. (Grades 3-5)

The Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster
Find 7 errors in this brief article about the Loch Ness monster. (Grades 3-5)

Big Sky Country
A friendly letter about Montana helps reinforce letter-writing skills. (Grades 3-5)

Common Nouns
Find and write six common nouns found in each picture. (Grades 3-5)

Math Analogies
Can you correctly complete each of these math analogies? (Grades 3-5)

Math Analogies (#2)
Can you correctly complete each of these math analogies? (Grades 3-5)

The Best Pancake Recipe
Find the math answers in this story about Olgas sleepover party. (Grades 3-5)

The Color Spinner
Who is most likely to win the Color Spinner game? (Grades 3-5)

Leafy Lengths
Complete the graph to show the length of the leaves that Luis and Amy found. (Grades 3-5)

Allowance Graph
Answer questions about a graph that show how much allowance five kids get. (Grades 3-5)

Line of Symmetry
Which of the six shapes shown on this page are symmetrical? (Grades 3-5)

Find the Nickname
These clues will help you figure out each kids nickname. (Grades 3-5)

Order of Age
Use the clues to order three kids ages from youngest to oldest. (Grades 3-5)

Lots of Rocks
Use the clues to figure out the locations of three rocks. (Grades 3-5)

Theyre in the Band
Use the clues to figure out which instrument each kid plays. (Grades 3-5)

Novel Thinking
Read the definition. Write the vocabulary word and its part of speech. (Grades 3-5)

Maniac Magee
Answer questions with evidence in this excerpt from Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. (Grades 3-5)

The Moon by Night
Answer questions with evidence in this excerpt from The Moon by Night by Madeleine LEngle. (Grades 3-5)

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Answer questions about this excerpt from Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. (Grades 3-5)

Pass the Salt
Use evidence from this story to answer the questions about it. (Grades 3-5)

Science Detective: Cells
Read the article. Then answer the True/False questions about it. (Grades 4-8)

Science Detective: Change of Phase
Use evidence from this article about friction and states of matter to answer the questions. (Grades 4-7)

Scratch Your Brain
Use addition and subtraction to figure out solutions to these brain benders. (Grades 3-5)

From One Word to the Next
Change a letter in the previous word to make the word that completes each phrase. (Grades 3-5)

Root Words
Complete this activity about words that have /capt/ or /tact/ as a root. (Grades 3-5)

Spelling Challenge
Circle the word in each group that is correctly spelled. Yes, you can use your dictionary. (Grades 5-8)

Prefixes and Roots
Complete this activity about words that have /phone/ as their root. (Grades 3-5)

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