Math Puzzles Printable Hub

Welcome to the 2nd Grade Math Salamanders Math Puzzles Printable.

Here you will find our selection of free math puzzles to help your child apply some of their math skills in a fun and challenging way. There are a range of puzzles to cater for different skill levels within second grade.

This page contains links to other Math webpages where you will find a range of Math activities and resources.

Each webpage has a short description of what the page is about and the math learning it covers.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, try searching the site using the Google search box on the right hand side on this page.

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Math Puzzles Printable

Using puzzles is a great way for children to practice their math skills whilst hopefully having fun.

Puzzles are also very good at developing perseverance and problem solving strategies which can be very useful in life.

This hub page is full of links to our puzzle pages.

The math puzzle webpages have been split into different sections so that you can find what you are looking for more easily.

Puzzle categories:

  • addition and subtraction puzzles;
  • place value puzzles;
  • shape puzzles;
  • simple multiplication puzzles;
  • logic puzzles.

Most of the puzzles have several different versions suitable for different ability levels within second grade.

Addition and Subtraction Puzzles

The puzzles in this section mainly focus on adding and subtracting numbers.

The puzzles start with adding and subtracting to 20, and progress on to harder levels and more complex puzzles.

Using the puzzles in this section will help your child to:

  • develop their adding and subtracting skills;
  • develop trial and improvement strategies;
  • improve problem solving skills.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to learn their addition and subtraction facts and become more confident with handling numbers mentally.

Place Value Puzzles

The puzzles in this section are particularly aimed at developing place value to 1000 as well as problem solving skills.

Many of the puzzles also help to develop problem solving which involve finding all the possibilities of a solution.

Using the math puzzles printable in this section will help your child to:

  • learn about place value to 1000;
  • learn to order numbers to 1000;
  • improve their problem solving skills.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to learn their place value facts and become more confident with the number system.

  • Place Value Puzzles

Shape Puzzles

Using shape puzzles is a great way to explore geometry and concepts involving shapes such as recognising shapes in different orientations.

Many of these puzzles will also involve finding all possibilities of a solution and being able to record solutions clearly and systematically.

Using the sheets will help your child to:

  • recognise shapes in different orientations;
  • record systematically and clearly;
  • understand the properties of 2d shapes;
  • find all possibilities of a solution.

These math puzzles printable will also hopefully help to develop accurate drawing and recording skills.

Multiplication Puzzles

These puzzle will help children to practice and improve their multiplication to 5x5.

Some of the puzzles also involve doubling and also addition and subtraction problems.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • develop their multiplication skills to 5x5;
  • practice their 2, 5 and 10 times tables;
  • develop their problem solving skills.

There are a range of puzzles to suit different abilities within second grade.

  • Multiplication puzzles

Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles can be quite undervalued and are a good way to develop logical thinking skills.

Some children who find the number work part of math difficult can excel and get a real sense of achievement through solving logic puzzles.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • develop their logical thinking skills;
  • work systematically.

These puzzles will help your child to think more about problem solving and help to develop perseverance.

  • Logic Puzzles

Second Grade Math Problems

This webpage contains lots of different longer more in-depth problems to solve.

There is a wide range of different math problems including money problems, logic problems, place value problems and shape problems.

The problems will help to develop a range of skills from number confidence to logical thinking and working systematically.

Puzzles at the Math Salamanders

There are also a wide selection of math puzzles printable at the Math Salamanders from 1st to 5th grade.

The puzzles vary greatly in their level of difficulty and the skills involved in solving the puzzles.

Using the link below will open a new browser window in our main Math Salamanders site.

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Whether you are looking for a free Homeschool Math Worksheet collection, banks of useful Math resources for teaching kids, or simply wanting to improve your child's Math learning at home, there is something here at the Math Salamanders for you!

The Math Salamanders hope you enjoy using these free printable Math worksheets and all our other Math games and resources.

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Grading Guide

Here is the grading guide for our worksheets.


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White is the easiest level for children at their early stages in 2nd grade.


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Orange - this is the medium level of difficulty for children who are becoming more confident and working at the expected level in 2nd grade.


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Purple - this is the hardest level for children who are nearly ready for 3rd grade math, or need that extra challenge.


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