Math = Love: Hidden Equation Puzzle

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hidden Equation Puzzle

This school week was super-short due to the Oklahoma Teacher Walk-Out, but I still managed to put out a new puzzle on the puzzle table. The goal of the puzzle is to circle one symbol from each column so that a true mathematical statement results.

I placed the puzzle in a dry erase pocket (affiliate link) so that students could easily erase their solution after finding it so as not to give the solution away to future classes. 

This hidden equation puzzle was found in Puzzle Box, Volume 3 by Dover Publications (affiliate link). This specific puzzle was written by Erich Friedman.

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Want the file for this puzzle to use on your own puzzle table? I've uploaded it here

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  1. I'm a little confused here. I assumed the big dots were decimal points, but am now wondering if they are multiplication operators. Could you please enlighten me? Thanks

    1. They are supposed to be multiplication dots. The original puzzle (as written in the book I got it from) had x's for multiplication, but I was afraid that my students would think of them as a variable since I teach Algebra 1.