Directory of Games and Puzzles Resources

This category contains educational web sites containing mathematical problems, games, puzzles, or quizzes. Sites whose emphasis is on mathematical education are welcome to submit in this category.

Resources in This Category

• A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog

http://mathgrant.blogspot.co.uk/
A large and varied collection of puzzles by logicsmith Grant Fikes.

• A+ Math

http://www.aplusmath.com/
Interactive math help for K-12 students with flashcards, Math Wordfind, Homework Helper and worksheets.

• Aha! Puzzles

http://www.ahapuzzles.com/
Puzzles, books, games and tests with designed by Lloyd King, author of "Test Your Creative Thinking".

• Algebraic Math Puzzles

http://www.lifesmith.com/mathpuz1.html
A collection of puzzles at high school level. Does not include answers.

• Alien Tiles

http://www.alientiles.com/
Object of puzzle is to try to get color pieces to create certain patterns in cube.

• Alphametic Puzzles

http://www.tkcs-collins.com/truman/alphamet/
Numerous puzzles, links, puzzle solver, and a generator.

• Alphametics and Cryptarithms

http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~sillke/PUZZLES/ALPHAMETIC/
Puzzles in which letters or symbols are substituted for the digits in an arithmetical operation like addition.

• Alphametics Page

Compiled by Mike Keith. Examples of various genres.

• Brain Teasers and Maths Puzzles

http://www.syvum.com/teasers/
Interactive logical and mathematical puzzles with feedback and detailed solutions.

• Brain Teasers by QBrute

http://www.angelfire.com/empire/qbrute/
Original brain teasers with solutions.

• Colorful Mathematics

http://people.ucalgary.ca/~laflamme/colorful/colorful.html
Educational software presents advanced mathematics to K-12 students in a game-oriented approach, using coloring and drawing techniques to illustrate concepts from graph theory and computer science.

• Contest Center Cryptarithms

http://www.contestcen.com/rithms.htm
Examples of cryptarithms, with prize competitions for subscribers.

• Creative puzzles

http://www.creatievepuzzels.com/
Interactive puzzle archive with descriptions for puzzle construction and a special children's puzzle page.

• Dick's Math Puzzle Page

http://www.mod2.org/
A collection of mathematical puzzles, some original, with fully worked solutions.

http://www.gameintellect.com/
A variety of Flash- and Java-based games and puzzles.

• Free Puzzle Collections

http://www.freepuzzles.com/
Educational and recreational puzzles for teachers, students and parents. Each puzzle is graded by difficulty and has a hint. Solutions are available to members.

• Group Games

http://www.dmi.units.it/~logar/duek2/index_engl.html
Animations that develop the theory behind such puzzles as the Rubik cube.

• Hot Pepper Math Puzzles

http://www.hotpepperpuzzles.com/
Fun, interactive brain teasers you can play anywhere.

• Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

http://www.cut-the-knot.org/
Java-based math resource including articles, puzzles and links.

• IQ Flash: Online games, puzzles

http://www.iqflash.com/
New printable puzzles, math games, board games, and logic games in flash.

• Logicville

http://www.logicville.com/
Educational puzzles, brain teasers, and word games such as anagrams, cryptograms, alphametics, doublets, tangrams.

• Magic Math Kingdom

http://www.nes-lab.com/english2/
Learn math through games and quiz-oriented tutorial.

• Math Puzzles

http://www.math.utah.edu/~cherk/puzzles.html
Logic puzzles and riddles with some solutions.

• Mathematical Recreations

http://www.mathrec.org/
Detailed exploration of a selection of mathematical topics.

• Mathpuzzle.com

http://mathpuzzle.com/
Celebrates math puzzles and mathematical recreations.

• Mathschallenge.net

http://mathschallenge.net/
A website dedicated to the puzzling world of mathematics, with a discussion forum.

• Mathschallenge.net

A website dedicated to the puzzling world of mathematics.

• Mathwizz

http://www.mathwizz.com/
Interactive math problems for abilities ranging from middle school to university.

• Missouri State University's Problem Corner

http://people.missouristate.edu/lesreid/potw.html
Math problems in three levels of difficulty: high school, advanced, and challenge. With archives.

• Mixed Up Math

http://www.kprobe.com/kprobe/mu.htm
Logic problems, where equations are mixed up. In various formats like boxes, crosses, diagonals, mazes. Free download.

• Mr Titen's More Than Math

http://www.oocities.org/hbwmathman/
Mathematics teacher provides puzzles and games for students.

• Nick's Mathematical Puzzles

http://www.qbyte.org/puzzles/
A collection of puzzles, with hints, solutions, and links to related mathematical topics.

• Nick's Mathematical Puzzles

A collection of puzzles, with hints, solutions, and links to related mathematical topics.

• Paul Hsieh's Puzzles

http://www.azillionmonkeys.com/qed/puzzles.html
Logical and mathematical brain teasers, with an indication of difficulty. Hints are provided; solutions are available by email.

http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/jbpolyhedra.htm
Pastime and activity links for various geometric patterns, polygons and polyhedra by Jill Britton.

• Project Eureka

http://projecteureka.org/
A collaborative environment for math problem solvers and submitters. Wide range of math and programming problems, interview tests, and trivia questions.

• Puzzle of the Week Archives

http://ecg.mit.edu/george/puzzles/
A collection of puzzles, with hints and full solutions. Compiled by George Moody.

• Pythabacus

http://www.pythabacus.com/
Description and instruction of using the ancient Pythagorean Abacus to do arithmetic.

• Scott Kim

http://www.scottkim.com/
Puzzles for web, computers, and print; ambigrams.

• Sequence Puzzles and Problems

http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~sillke/SEQUENCES/
Find the next entry in each sequence. With links to related sites. Compiled by Torsten Sillke.

• Storkey: Two Envelope Paradox

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/amos/doubleswap.html
A tough but simply defined problem which demonstrates key issues in probability.

• The Contest Center

http://www.contestcen.com/classic.htm
Classic puzzles and riddles requiring only simple logic and elementary math.

• The Little Math Puzzle

http://www.sprucelog.com/lmp/
The Little Math Puzzle has been a K-12 Internet activity since 1995 for grades 5-9. Currently the puzzles have ceased but the site maintains complete archives of past problems.

• The Puzzling World of Barry R. Clarke

http://barryispuzzled.com/
Brain teasers, articles and puzzles forum.

• Torus and Klein Bottle Games

http://www.geometrygames.org/TorusGames/index.html
Collection of Java-based educational puzzles.

• Wu's Riddles

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wwu/riddles/intro.shtml
A collection of riddles, puzzles, and technical interview questions, with a discussion forum.

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