Have a go at our spooky Halloween picture puzzle!

Have a go at our spooky Halloween picture puzzle!

Try your hand at our spooky maths spectacular - younger children can have fun finding and counting, and older kids (and even adults!) can test their maths with our creepy calculations and petrifying picture puzzles.

Click the image above for a zoomable version. 

1. How many of each can you count?

  • Ghosts?
  • Pumpkins?
  • Skulls?
  • Balloons?
  • Ghosts = 5 
  • Pumpkins = 5
  • Skulls = 6
  • Balloons = 6

2. The witch flew in to collect some ingredients for her hellish Halloween potion. She needed to collect zombie hands, bats and bottles of purple potion. How many of each did she find? 

  • Zombie hands = 2
  • Bats = 11
  • Purple potion = 5

3. Komodo and three friends went trick or treating to the haunted house and found some sweets. How many do they each get if they share them out equally? 

3 (There are 12 sweets altogether, divided by 4 = 3)

4. How many lives do the cats have in total? (Hint: one cat has 9 lives.)

There are 3 cats, so 3 x 9 = 27 lives altogether

5. How many spider legs are there in total?

There are 5 spiders, and spiders have 8 legs, so 5 x 8 = 40

Extra tricky questions (mwahahaha!)

6. How many legs are there in total? (Hint: Count the Komodo trick or treaters as well as all the spooky creatures)

4 Komodo trick or treaters (all two-legged!) so 4 x 2 = 8
3 cats, so 3 x 4 = 12
5 spiders, so 4 x 8 = 40
1 werewolf (werewolves have 2 legs!) so 1 x 2 = 2
1 witch (although they're hidden, our witch does have legs!) so 1 x 2 = 2
Add it all together and get 64 legs in total.

7. How many faces are there in the picture?

Ghosts = 4
Komodo trick or treaters = 4
Witch = 1
Werewolf = 1
Sweets = 12
Pumpkins = 5
Balloons = 6
Spiders = 5
Cats = 3
Skulls = 6
Alien = 1
Bunting triangles = 5
Tree = 1
4 + 4 + 1 + 1 + 12 + 5 + 6 + 5 + 3 + 6 + 1 + 5 + 1 = 54 faces in total

8. Work out the values for these calculations by counting how many of each image you can find in the picture above. Then do the calculations! 

2 + 5 + 6 = 13
5 x 4 = 20


(11 x 6 ) ÷ 3 = 22 (Remember, you need do the brackets first, so 66 ÷ 3 = 22)

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