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What is a brain teaser?

A brainteaser or a riddle is a kind of puzzle. Some brainteasers are easy, some are a lot tougher and can really frustrate and confuse you for quite a while. In many ways, brain teasers are a fun way to elicit critical thinking skills, logic and problem-solving. Getting you to think out of the box to come up with a logical answer. In education and specifically Maths, they’re great for motivating students of all ages and skill levels.

There are many forms of brain teasers; some allow people to search creative and new answers, some are pure logic and some are just hard to crack. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are some of the most recommended brain teasers to shape up young minds.

In this article, we present a range of interesting brainteasers and riddles to exercise your grey matter, use in your classroom and get you thinking with a more logical approach. The questions provide the answer in a drop-down box.

Logic/Math Puzzles

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Pencil and Paper Puzzles

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Visual Brain Teasers

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Tricky Riddles

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Word Brain Teasers

Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

Q: Mike is a butcher. He is 5’10” tall. What does he weigh?

Q: What has hands but can’t clap?

Q: You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?

Q: Name four days of the week that start with the letter “T.”

Q: I am a fruit, I am a bird and I am also a person. What am I?

Q: Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Q: What can you hold without ever touching or using your hands?

Q: A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?

Q: If a car key would open a car, and a house key would open a house, then what would open a banana?

Visual Brain Teasers

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Puzzle Books

Puzzle books are great hands-on, mobile device-free activities to make get kids thinking while having fun. Below we present a rang eof books perfect for family holiday and weekends.

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Word Brain Teasers Answers

Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
A: A Candle.

Q: Mike is a butcher. He is 5’10” tall. What does he weigh?
A: Meat

Q: What has hands but can’t clap?
A: A clock.

Q: You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
A: The match.

Q: Name four days of the week that start with the letter “T.”
A: Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.

Q: I am a fruit, I am a bird and I am also a person. What am I?
A: Kiwi

Q: Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
A: Mt. Everest. It was still the highest in the world. It just had not been discovered yet!

Q: What can you hold without ever touching or using your hands?
A. Your breath.

Q: A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
A: His horse’s name was Friday.

Q: If a car key would open a car, and a house key would open a house, then what would open a banana?
A: A monkey

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