Do you want some math riddles for kids? Here we have gathered many that you can try and tell further to your kids or friends. Some are easy, some are fun, while others are hard and difficult. Here are 26 math riddles for kids with answers.
Tricky Math Riddles for Kids
When Grant was 8
When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother?
John was 11 the day before yesterday, and next year he’ll turn 14. How is this possible?
How Many children?
Julie has 5 daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Julie have?
What 3 numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?
Divide 30 by ½ and add 10. What’s the answer?
How many sheeps?
A farmer has 19 sheep on his land. One day, a big storm hits, and all but seven run away. How many sheep does the farmer have left?
Your sock drawer only contains 18 white socks and 18 blue socks. How many times do you need to reach inside the drawer and take out a sock to guarantee a matching pair?
You planted sunflower seeds in your back garden. Every day, the number of flowers doubles. If it takes 52 days for the flowers to fill the garden, how many days would it take for them to fill half the garden?
The number 1000
Using only addition, how can you use eight eights to get the number 1,000?
When Ashley was 15 riddle
When Ashley was 15, her mother was 37. Now, her mother is twice her age. How old is Ashley?
The paint job
Tom was asked to paint the number of plates on 100 apartments, which means he will have to paint numbers 1 through 100. Can you figure out the number of times he will have to paint the number 8?
If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer will always be the same. What number is this?
How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?
The reverse age
The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father’s age is the son’s age reversed. How old could they be?
There are 6 black socks, 8 brown socks, 4 blue socks, and 2 red socks in my sock drawer. Can you figure out the minimum number of socks to be pulled out to get a matching pair for sure?
The coin toss
Robin tosses a coin 10 times, and it lands in the heads-up position all ten times. So what are the possible chances for him to toss it up again and get landed in a heads-up position?
How much does a cat cost?
The price of a duck is $9, a spider costs $36, and a bee is priced at $27.
By taking into account this information, what will be the price of a cat?
Seven boys met each other at a party. Each of them shakes hands only once with each of the other boys. What is the total number of handshakes that took place?
Hard Math Riddles for Kids
The house number
My friend lives at the reverse of my house number. The difference between our house numbers ends in two. What are the lowest possible numbers of our house?
Mrs Jones and her apple tree
Mrs. Jones was very proud of her apple tree. One autumn, after harvesting her apples, she called her three sons together. “Here are 150 apples,” she said. “I want you to take them to the market tomorrow and sell them for me.” She gave Paul 15 apples, Nick 50, and Ben 85. “Your job,” added Mrs. Jones, “is to sell the apples in such a way that each of you brings home the same amount of money.” How do they do it?
One brother says of his younger brother: “Two years ago, I was three times as old as my brother was. In three years, I will be twice as old as my brother.” How old are they each now?
The turtles at the aquarium
Leon works at the aquarium. When he tries to put each turtle in its own tank, he has one turtle too many. But if he puts two turtles per tank, he has one tank too many. How many turtles and how many tanks does Leon have?
The speed of the train
A 300 ft. train is traveling 300 ft. per minute must travel through a 300 ft. long tunnel. How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?
The three-digit number
I am a three-digit number. My second digit is 4 times bigger than the third digit. My first digit is 3 less than my second digit. Who am I?
How many eggs?
Eggs are $0.12 a dozen. How many eggs can you get for a dollar?
In an odd little town
In an odd little town, there was an odd little stream, WIth odd little fish in an odd little team. A stranger approached a local fisherman And asked him how much his odd little fish weighed. The odd little man replied: All the fish in this stream weigh exactly 1/2 of a pound plus 1/2 of a fish. Isn’t that odd? How many pounds does an odd little fish weigh?