3rd Grade Math Riddles
BONUS Riddles
100

Josie has a ribbon that is 35 inches long. She receives an additional 18 inches of ribbon. How long is the ribbon now?

53

100

There are 224 Lions fans and 212 Tigers fans at the football game. How many more Lions fans than Tigers fans are at the game?

12

100

True or False, There are always 365 days in a year.

False

100

I add six to eleven, and get five. Why is this correct?

By looking at a clock

100

"What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet in midday, and three feet in the evening?"

Man

200

Farrah has 4 quarters, 3 dimes, and 2 nickels. How much money does she have in total?

\$1.05

200

Amir practices basketball three days a week. On Tuesday, he practices basketball for 60 minutes. On Wednesday, he practices for 37 minutes. On Thursday, he practices for 15 minutes. Which expression shows how to find the total number of minutes Amir practiced?

60+37+15

200

When David was eight, his little brother Alex was half his age. David is 30 now. How old is Alex?

26
200

You know 2 + 2 comes to the same as 2 x 2. Now find a set of three different whole numbers whose sum is equal to their total when multiplied

1 2 and 3.

200

Light and hollow, I'm the freedom of birds and the pen of men

Feather

300

Draw a shape that has three equal sides. What is its name?

equilateral triangle

300

Name the first 5 perfect squares.

1,4,16,25,36

300

Which statement is correct: 12 plus 17 is 28, or 17 plus 12 is 28?

Both are False

300

One brother says of his younger brother: “Two years ago, I was three times as old as my brother was. In three years time, I will be twice as old as my brother.” How old are they each now?

17 and 7

300

“Power multiplies, When five become one; a single force to combat all in your way. What am I?”

A fist

400

What time is shown as 13:50? 1:50 am or 1:50 pm?

1:50 pm

400

True or False? A rhombus is a type of parallelogram

True

400

Amy has as many apples as there are months in a year. How many apples does she have?

12

400

Make the shortest equation that uses only 8s to get to 1000.

888+88+8+8+8=1000

400

Four men sat down to play, they played all night till break of day

They played for gold and not for fun, with separate scores for everyone

When time came to square accounts, they all had made quite fair amounts

Answer me this paradox, how did all gain when no one lost?

They played music

500

Draw a shape that has five sides and five angles. What is its name?

pentagon

500

Jack has 70 Chuck E Cheese tickets to spend at the prize exchange. A stuffed animal cost 25 tickets, a toy car cost 15 tickets, a pillow cost 50 tickets, and a ball cost 20 tickets. How many combinations of prizes can Jack buy if he wants to spend all his tickets?

3

500

If you toss a coin five times, and it lands tails up each time, what are the chances it will land heads up the next time?

50 percent.

500

What single digit appears most frequently between and including the numbers 1 and 1,000?

1

500

I can be the sun, I can be a bird, and I can be the sand. What am I?

A clock