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Math Riddles With Answers!

Math may be your most dreaded subject in school, but solving math riddles outside the pressure of scoring well is always fun. Math as a subject puts forward exciting, out of the box, problems inspired by everyday life that compel you to think outside the box. Here comes another set of exciting math riddles that will not only force you to use some crazy calculations, but will also remind you of those bright, youthful days of school.

And oh, you do not need to worry about staying awake in confusion. We also present to you the answers of the math riddles at the end.

 

Are you ready? Grab your pencils and notepads!

Math Riddles On Fractions:

 

Math Riddle 1:

 

 

 

One-half of the students in a school are girls, and 3/5 of these girls are studying in lower classes. What fraction of girls are studying in lower classes?

Math Riddle 2:

Sam reads three-fifth of 75 pages of his lesson. How many more pages does he need to complete the lesson?

Math Riddle 3:

 

 

A herd of cows gives 4 liters of milk each day. But each cow gives one-third of the total milk each day. They give 24 liters of milk in six days. How many cows are there in the herd?

 

Math Riddle 4:

 

 

If 312 m of wire is cut from a piece of 10 m long wire, how much of the wire is left?

Can’t wait to check the answers? Here you go!

ANSWERS:

Math Riddle 1:

One-half of the students in a school are girls, and 3/5 of these girls are studying in lower classes. What fraction of girls are studying in lower classes?

Answer 1:

 

Fraction of girls studying in school = 1/2

 

Fraction of girls studying in lower classes = 3/5 of 1/2

 

                                                            = 3/5 × 1/2

 

                                                            = (3 × 1)/(5 × 2)

 

                                                            = 3/10

 

Thus, 3/10 of girls study in lower classes.

 

Math Riddle 2:

Sam reads three-fifth of 75 pages of his lesson. How many more pages does he need to complete the lesson?

Answer 2:

Sam reads = 3/5 of 75

 

= 3/5 × 75

= 45 pages.

 

Sam has to read = 75 – 45.

 

= 30 pages.

 

Thus, Sam has to read 30 more pages.

 

Math Riddle 3:

A herd of cows gives 4 liters of milk each day. But each cow gives one-third of the total milk each day. They give 24 liters of milk in six days. How many cows are there in the herd?

Answer 3:

A herd of cows gives 4 liters of milk each day.

 

Each cow gives one-third of the total milk each day = 1/3 of 4

 

Therefore, each cow gives 4/3 of milk each day.

 

Total no. of cows = 4 ÷ 4/3

 

                         = 4 × ¾

 

                         = 3

 

Thus, there are 3 cows in the herd.

Math Riddle 4:

If 312 m of wire is cut from a piece of 10 m long wire, how much of the wire is left?

 

Answer 4:

The total length of the wire = 10 m

 

Fraction of the wire cut out = 312 m = 72 m

 

Length of the wire left = 10 m – 312 m

 

            = [101 — 72] m,    [L.C.M. of 1, 2 is 2]

 

            = [202 — 72] m,    [101 × 22]

 

            = [20−72] m

 

            = 132 m

 

            = 612 m

How many of them could you guess right? If every riddle had 5 marks, what is your score?

 

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    Math lesson in the 5th grade on the topic: «Ordinary fractions»

    Lesson objectives:

    Educational:

    • summarize and systematize the studied
      material at stage 1 on this topic;
    • to form the skills of working with ordinary
      fractions in the course of creative activity;
    • prepare students for tests;
    • introduce students to historical material
      on the topic under study.

    Developmental:

    • Develop attention, memory, speech, logic
      thinking, autonomy.

    Educational:

    • To cultivate the desire to achieve the set
      target; sense of responsibility, confidence
      themselves, the ability to work in a team.

    Equipment: PC, projector, aquarium,
    fishing rod, 2 fish, weight cards, cards number 1,
    cards number 2, route sheets, diplomas, cards
    self-assessment (App1) ,
    baby books «Treats for the mind».,
    presentation “Ordinary fractions” (Appendix 2)

    Lesson progress:

    1. Organizational moment.

    (teacher’s introduction)

    Hello guys!
    Please take your seats.
    Today is February 1,
    Day of week Wednesday.
    Today I will spend
    You have a lesson like this,
    Which will be dedicated
    One interesting person.
    Listen to me carefully,
    Answer questions,
    That’s it, guys, notice,
    Don’t forget anything,
    Please, don’t let me down.

    2. What kind of persons are we talking about?

    Attention, riddle: It can be drum or
    fingers. And she can also be hunting (shot).

    Are there fractions in mathematics? What fractions are you
    know? (student answers)

    And the topic of the lesson: “ Ordinary fractions ”.

    Guys, what operations with fractions do you know how to do?
    fulfill? (student answers)

    And now let’s define the objectives of the lesson (students
    offer their options, the teacher summarizes).

    Can we achieve the objectives of the lesson?
    (children’s answers)

    I also hope that we will all succeed together
    succeed.

    And now, attention, we are waiting for an exciting
    expedition to Shot Castle. Route sheets
    lie on your desks, all stages are marked in them
    expeditions.

    (a song to the motive “Learning at school” sounds)

    All kinds of fractions are needed,
    Fractions are important.
    Learn the fraction, then luck will sparkle for you.
    If you know fractions,
    Exactly the meaning of their understanding,
    Even difficult tasks become easy.

    3. First, let’s go to the market square and buy
    supplies needed for the expedition. name,
    what part of bread, juice, canned food, sweets, tea
    take:

    Well done! The backpack is assembled, we can safely
    go on an expedition. Tell me with whom
    more fun on the road and any business can be argued? From whom
    Can I get help if it’s difficult? (answers
    students).

    And when classmates and a teacher are nearby,
    nothing is scary, and together we will cope with any
    difficulties. So, go!

    4. (Information from the history of mathematics
    informs a high school student)

    Hello, dear! You are in the Castle
    fractions. Allow me to introduce myself, I am a master
    historical and mathematical sciences … (last name, first name
    student).

    Please go to the historical hall first
    castle.

    The first fraction must have been 1/2.
    See how fractions were depicted in the ancient
    Egypt:

    In ancient China, instead of a dash, they used
    dot:

    The Italian was the first to introduce the fractional bar
    Fibonacci mathematician. This happened in 1202.

    In Rus’, fractions were called shares, later
    «broken» numbers. Found in old records
    the following fraction entries:

    We have a saying: “hit a dead end”, i.e.
    got into a position from which there is no way out. At
    Germans have a similar saying: “to get into
    fractions». It means that a person who is in
    «fractions», was in a quandary.

    So, guys, the task of our study is
    find out if fractions can put us in
    predicament or not.

    We are moving on. Three guys will leave us now.
    They will go to the Secret Room in order to
    to discover the secret of one task (three
    “strong” students solve a task at the blackboard
    increased difficulty).

    5. And we guys are going to the reading room. around
    many different books: interesting, smart. But
    some of the entries in them have been erased from time to time.
    Let’s restore these records (work in pairs):

    Card 1:

    1. The numerator is as a dash and means
      how many equal parts . .. of the whole.
    2. The denominator stands as a bar and shows on
      how many equal parts integer.
    3. A fraction is called proper if the numerator
      denominators.
    4. The fraction is called if the numerator is greater
      or equal to the denominator.
    5. Improper fraction Proper fraction.
    6. Two fractions with the same denominators
      more is the one with more.
    7. Proper fraction 1.
    8. Improper fraction 1.

    6. Well done! I’m sure you also
    do well in the following tasks
    Kitchen of Logic.

    A)

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    2/5 4/5 7/6 1/4 17/15 1/2 12/5 5/6
    • Which fraction represents a quarter?
    • Name proper fractions.
    • Which fraction represents half?
    • Name improper fractions.
    • Compare 1 and 2 fractions.
    • Subtract 8 fractions from 3 fractions.
    • Compare 5 and 8 fractions.

    B) Think about how each row of fractions is composed and
    continue it by 1 fraction:

    • 2/5, 4/8, 6/11, 8/14, …
    • 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6,…

    C) And the inhabitants of the castle offer you another
    task (work in groups of four).

    Card 2:

    Numerator Curve Comparison of fractions
    Dash Shot Addition of fractions
    Denominator Straight Beam
    Straight broken line Subtraction of fractions

    Circle the extra word in each
    column. Give a title to each column. Which
    column got into the table by accident?

    7. Thank you! We continue the expedition.
    Attention, we have a gym in front of us.

    Pencils aside,
    No notebooks, no pens, no chalk.
    You guys are tired, let’s rest now,
    To continue to walk around the Castle, we boldly.

    Stand up together, do exercises (if you agree with
    affirmation — hands up, if not — go ahead).

    3/4 — proper fraction
    9/12 — improper fraction
    5/9>1
    8/8<1
    17/5>1
    2/7>5/7

    Rested? Come on, check it out, buddy,
    Are you ready to continue the lesson?
    Is everything in place? Is everything all right?
    Pen, textbook and notebook in a cage?
    Is everyone seated correctly?
    Is everyone watching closely?

    Everyone only wants to get a mark of five!

    Guys, we’re still in the gym.
    And now a competition is announced to raise
    weights. You have weights with tasks on your desks
    into the Heavyweight and Superheavyweight categories.

    Each of you chooses a “weight” according to your strength and
    performs a task in a notebook (completion of tasks)

    Let’s summarize the results of the competition. Let’s start with the category
    “Heavyweight” (checked by key-slide).
    Lift the weights those who were able to do this
    heaviness.

    Congratulations, you are champions!

    And now the wrestlers of the strong category
    «Superheavyweight» test yourself. Raise
    weights are those who were able to do this weight.

    Congratulations, you are super champions!

    Are there wrestlers among you who lifted both weights? A
    those fighters who failed to complete the task, I
    I advise you not to be upset, but to work out at home and
    practice. And then everything will work out.

    8. You made me happy with your success
    on weight lifting. The inhabitants of the Castle are also happy
    your results and are asked to go to the Secret
    room where our friends are waiting for us. And now by
    they will tell the secret to the whole world how they did it.
    assignment:

    At what natural values ​​of a will the fraction
    right?

    And now we will climb high, high
    spiral staircase to the Tower of Comparisons. Here
    apparently something happened, the fractions are in
    mess. And mathematics, as you know, loves
    accuracy and precision.

    A) I propose to work on options
    independently in notebooks, placing fractions in
    order.

    Girls Boys
    ascending order in descending order

    3/24, 13/24, 28/24, 8/24, 18/24, 23/24, 33/24.

    Check yourself with the key. Raise your hands who
    completed the task correctly. Who had
    difficulties? Formulate a comparison rule
    fractions with the same denominators.

    B) Attention, 2 task in the Tower of Comparisons:
    determine the coordinates of the points.

    What are the fractions less than 1, greater than 1.

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    I suggest visiting the Project Lab. Before
    you the famous wizard Goodwin. Will there be 2
    daredevil who want to be in his mysterious
    laboratories? Turning one student into a fisherman
    (we put on a shirt, hand over a fishing rod, expose
    aquarium). The apprentice fisherman does everything that will be
    is said in the Goodwin problem, and the second student
    writes a summary of the problem on the board.
    The rest listen carefully and endure
    a short note in your notebook.

    An old man came to the blue sea.
    The blue sea broke out.
    An old man threw a fishing rod into the sea 1 time —
    A fish weighing 400 grams was caught.
    The old man threw a fishing rod into the sea 2 times —
    Caught a fish weighing 3/5 of the mass of the first.
    What is the mass of 2 fish?

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    write the solution to the problem on the board, then go
    examination).

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    research at the Balcony of Reflection.

    Take the self-assessment cards and evaluate your
    work.

    Who rated their work as “excellent”?

    Who rated their work as “good”?

    Who thinks that today is not his day and he does not
    was willing to work?

    It’s just wonderful that you are not among
    guys who are bored, not interested in
    mathematics lessons. I’m very glad you’re leaving
    lesson with a great mood, good
    marks and excellent knowledge.

    You really were able to prove that fractions are not
    put you in a difficult position. Sure,
    there will be no difficulties when you are on the next
    lesson you will solve the control work on this
    topic. And as homework, the inhabitants of the Castle
    give you books «Treats for the mind», except
    they wish to reward the best participants
    expeditions (delivery of diplomas and baby books).

    Dear guys!

    We are leaving Shot Castle. you were active and
    self-confident. Thank you for your excellent work.

    You are all great!
    You are all daredevils!
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    I draw corners and squares
    I’m at the lesson …
    Mathematics

    I seem to be gone.
    Who am I? You give me an answer!
    Empty space am I?
    No, no, my friends!
    With me, the unit
    will turn into a ten.
    And she will become a hundred,
    Kohl and my brother will stand on the right.
    Zero

    In Latin, this word «less» means
    And here this sign of the number subtracts.
    Minus

    If less, therefore,
    We will be numbers …
    Divide

    You need to invite him,
    To add up a series of equal numbers.
    To facilitate addition
    There is an excellent sign — . ..
    Multiplications

    I am a dash in grammar,
    And who am I in mathematics?
    Minus

    Two legs conspired
    Make arcs and circles.
    Compasses

    Pluses and minuses, division signs,
    Equality signs and multiplications,
    All sorts of examples, tasks are given.
    What is this science called?
    Mathematics

    Arithmetic,
    Inverse addition,
    Minus sign involved,
    I’ll tell you without a doubt.
    As a result, the difference is
    My efforts are not in vain!
    I solved the example correctly,
    And this …
    Subtraction

    To count correctly,
    You need to know these signs.
    Ten of them, but these signs
    Will count everything in the world.
    Numbers

    And this is my destiny:
    I am fit for addition.
    And I am very proud of this.
    Plus

    I am neither an oval nor a circle,
    I am a friend of a triangle,
    I am a brother of a rectangle,
    My name is…
    X

    Sometimes it is sharp, sometimes blunt,
    But most often it is straight.
    Blunt and sharp different sizes,
    Direct — permanence is an example.
    Degrees change from acute to obtuse,
    Only a straight line remains straight.
    Angle

    To get the sum,
    You need two numbers …
    Add

    All four sides
    These figures are equal.
    And right angles,
    Who are we?
    Squares

    The top serves as my head.
    And what you consider legs,
    Everyone calls sides.
    Angle

    One girl in a flared skirt
    Looks in the mirror for a long time.
    Can’t get enough of it
    Girl…
    Trapeze

    What kind of «broken numbers»
    Were there in Rus’ before?
    Mathematics about it
    Ask a good question.
    Fractions

    Every toddler knows:
    The addition sign is …
    Plus

    If we take something,
    Numbers, children, …
    Subtract

    I and the number and the number,
    This has been clear to everyone for a long time.
    And I’m also an acrobat
    And my name is . ..
    Nine

    Long-legged figure skater
    I’ve scribbled my notebook sheet!
    Every dance is a circle!
    What’s his name, my friend?
    Compasses

    Look at the figure —
    She only has three.
    Three sides and three corners.
    A schoolboy will not make a mistake
    And he will say that the figure is
    Called …
    Triangle

    Guess it without delay:
    Always needs a solution.
    There is a question, a condition,
    And without a second word.
    Problem

    We add numbers plus
    And then we count the answer.
    If «plus», then, without a doubt,
    This action is …
    Addition

    If more times like this in five,
    Numbers will be …
    Multiply

    Take me as soon as possible
    And draw a circle.
    Open if necessary,
    Measure the distance.
    Compasses

    It is not from evil that he takes away,
    He simply does his duty.
    Take away a big master
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