Please try this in class if you’re a teacher as I guarantee you will see the children’s number skills grow the more puzzles they attempt. If you’re a puzzle enthusiast, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the challenge too! The rules are very simple:
- Just like a crossword, fill in the boxes,
- Each box must contain a number from 1-9 and each run of boxes must add up to the total shown on the left or above,
- You cannot use the same digits in each run, so if a total of 4 is to be completed in 2 boxes, they must be made up of either 3+1 or 1+3, but not 2+2.
Here is a Kakuro beginner puzzle for you to try:
The 7puzzle Challenge
The playing board of the 7puzzle game is a 7-by-7 grid of 49 different numbers, ranging from 2 up to 84.
The 3rd & 5th rows contain the following fourteen numbers:
6 7 13 16 21 25 36 42 45 50 66 80 81 84
What is the sum of the multiples of 3 on the list?
Make 175 Challenge
Can you arrive at 175 by inserting 3, 5, 10 and 15 into the gaps below?
(◯+◯)×◯–◯ = 175
Answers can be found here.
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