Looking for a fun way to keep up math skills over winter break? Here are New Year’s math puzzles that have a secret message that will be revealed as they do the math! There are two puzzles, both of which focus on distinguishing between even and odd numbers. The one for younger learners uses smaller numbers and some simple addition and subtraction, while the other introduces basic multiplication and division.
New Year’s Math Puzzles for Winter Break Fun
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Keep learning fun over winter break with these New Year’s math puzzles for elementary students! For both puzzles, students must decide if the number in each space is even or odd. The “easy” puzzle includes basic addition and subtraction, while the “difficult” puzzles uses beginning multiplication and division.
- Choose either the “easy” (addition and subtraction) or “difficult” (multiplication and division) puzzle below. Right click on the image to save and print.
- Pick two colors (we liked yellow and blue). One color will be for even numbers and the other for odd numbers.
- For each space, decide if the number shown is even or odd, and color accordingly. As you go, you will reveal a secret message!
Easy New Year’s Math Puzzle
Difficult New Year’s Math Puzzle
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!