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Number Puzzles

Here at Brain Training Puzzle, we believe it is important that you work on developing all areas of your brain. If you are good at logic puzzles, then you might like to work on shape and space; if you are good at comprehension then you might like to work on your lateral thinking, and if you are good at most areas but not so good when it comes to mathematics - then work on number puzzles!

In general number puzzles require either a combination of logic, pattern spotting, or infact simply on mental arithmetic.

Types of Number Puzzle

Puzzles such as kakuro and killer sudoku require some basic maths, in terms of addition, but they are predominantly puzzles that require logic, and it also helps to learn combinations of which numbers can sum to certain totals in a set number of cells.

Sequences and other such number-based puzzles are really pattern spotting puzzles, as are number squares and other puzzles that ask you to look at a series of numbers, however they are presented, and find a common link between them.

The most common form of number puzzle is the one that is most related to the maths we first do at school - learning to manipulate numbers and do quick and accurate calculations, often in our head. Puzzles that ask you to sum a certain number of numbers in x seconds or to perform a series of calculations such as 'add ten, divide by 5, find 30% of this that and the other' are very much puzzles of this ilk.

The best way to improve your number skills is by practicing the range of number puzzles - and then seeing if your accuracy and your speed improve over time (and they should!)