#SolvePuzzlesStayHome

As part of sharing free online resources in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths), we have started a series where we will be posting a variety of puzzles and games that you can MAKE and SOLVE at home!

Amidst the global concern over COVID-19, while we are spending more time indoors, this is a great way to engage, exercise and sharpen your mind.

These brain games, challenges, recreational mathematics and its application in physical and social sciences are for everyone – children, students, teachers, research scholars, professionals, and all adults!

Started on 18th March 2020, we have been posting a puzzle a day and we call it #solvepuzzlesstay home, because, in the present times where we are staying in, this can be one way in which you can engage yourself, your children, your parents, or just about anybody!

Puzzle 17: WRONG TO RIGHT PUZZLE
Posted on: 11th April, 2020

We are back with a very interesting thing in Puzzle 17!
Substitute each letter with numbers from 1 to 9 so that when you add the two WRONG s, the digits add up to RIGHT. Can you do that?  

Puzzle 16: THE UBUNTU PUZZLE
Posted on: 9th April, 2020

Puzzle 16 is special and unique !
Look at the instructions and try to fit in as many UBUNTUs as possible in the square net.

Note : There is right or wrong answers here. you simply need to tell us the most number of  UBUNTUs you could fill in the net  in a contiguous manner.

Puzzle 15: THE LADDER PUZZLE
Posted on: 8th April,2020

Puzzle 15 in #solvepuzzlesstayhome we have a question of the ladder!
Can you solve this?
Follow the instructions given and try solving the puzzle!

Puzzle 14: INSPECTING THE ROADS
Posted on: 5th April, 2020

Our Sunday special puzzle is here! 🤓 Can you find the shortest route that can be taken to cover all the roads as shown?

Puzzle 13: THE MATCHSTICK PUZZLE
Posted on: 4th April, 2020

We are back again with matchstick puzzle for Puzzle 13 at #solvepuzzlesstayhome . Follow the instructions and solve this puzzle!

We will wait for your answers ! 

Puzzle 12: PAINTING THE LAMP-POSTS
Posted on: 1st April, 2020

For Puzzle 12, we ask you, who between Appu and Kanan paints more lamp posts and how many more?   You can also tell us who you prefer to be – Appu or Kanan ?

Share your your answers with us at #solvepuzzlesstayhome .

Puzzle 11: THE MATCHSTICK TRIANGLE
Posted on: 31st March, 2020

We are back with the matchsticks in puzzle 11 !
Follow the instructions and try solving this triangle puzzle.

Puzzle 10: THE PROBLEM OF POTATOES!
Posted on: 30th March, 2020

For today in #solvepuzzlesstayhome, we have a basket of potatoes for you. Can you figure out the astounding number ?

Solve this puzzle 10 and send us your answers !

Puzzle 09: THE MAGIC PENTAGRAM
Posted on: 28th March, 2020

For Puzzle 09, we have the ‘Magic Pentagram ‘
Try to fill the circles by following the instructions, so that each straight line adds up to 24.
Finish solving and share your answers with us.

Puzzle 08: MAGIC SQUARE PUZZLE
Posted on: 27th March, 2020

In Puzzle 08, try solving the ‘Magic Squares’ ! Fill up the two squares nets with the numbers mentioned and share your answers with us! 

Puzzle 07: THE NESTED SQUARE PUZZLE
Posted on: 25th March, 2020

We are back with the nested squares !
Look at the nested square net, try to identify the pattern and then fill out the table. 
Use the #solvepuzzlesstayhome  or tag your solutions with @themakerscollaborative .

Puzzle 06: THE WORD-CHANGING LADDER
Posted on: 25th March, 2020

In today’s #solvepuzzlesstayhome, let’s switch on to words from ladders and solve this Puzzle 6 !
Look at the picture below. In this word puzzle, change one word into a new one by the least number of one letter change. 

Note: Each change in the word by changing one letter should make a legitimate word. Take the help of the examples and solve !

We await your solutions : )

Puzzle 05: THE MATCHSTICK TREE BRANCHING PUZZLE
Posted on: 23rd March, 2020

Look at the picture and answer the questions below.

 

This is Puzzle 05.
Use the hashtag #solvepuzzlesstayhome or tag your answers with @themakerscollaborative so that we can see them.
We’ll be waiting for your answers.⏳ #solvepuzzlesstayhome

Puzzle 04: THE MATCHSTICK
Posted on: 21st March, 2020

Today in #solvepuzzlesstayhome, we want you to take out that matchbox kept at home, not to light matchsticks, but to solve this Puzzle 04! 🤓

All you need is 18 matchsticks. Arrange them as shown in the picture.
The problem is to rearrange them so that you enclose 2 four-sided spaces, one 3-times the size of the other.
Note: All the 18 matchsticks have to be used. And you need to make 2 four-sided figures. 🧐
Send us photos of your solution! 🤠

Puzzle 03: COUNT THE RECTANGLES! 😎
Posted on: 19th March, 2020

Taking yesterday’s puzzle a level up here is Puzzle no. 03 – COUNT THE RECTANGLES! 
All you have to do is find out the number of rectangles in the net. Simple!

 

Try it out and let us know your answers in the comments! 🧐 📝🤓 

Puzzle 02 : COUNT THE SQUARES!
Posted on: 17th March, 2020

All you have to do is find out the number of squares in the net. 

 

Look at the second image (smaller net) for the correct way to solve this one.
Looks fairly easy doesn’t it?
Try and let us know your answers in the comments! 🧐📝🤓

Puzzle 01: THE MAP FOLDING PUZZLE
Posted on: 18th March, 2020

What you will need? An A4 sheet and a pencil/pen.

Video by: Sanjukta Das
Music: Voyage, Musician: @iksonofficial

For answers to the puzzles, email us at themakerscollaborative@gmail.com and we’ll send you the solutions as well as the ways to arrive at it. 
Follow our Instagram handle @themakerscollborative for a regular update! 

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