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Brain Teasers for Students

Test and taunt your wit with these awesome brain teasers for students. These teasers for students with answers, will give your logical skills a healthy exercise.
Sheetal Mandora
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018
Every once in a while, we should give our brains some fun and intellectual activities. It keeps the brain from going "dead" or "bored" and also gives us something to think about. If you have the same feelings, then this article is just for you. When students are tired of learning similar math problems at school, how else can they revise on their own? Are there another techniques where they can exercise their minds and make them sharper? Yes, they most certainly can. Brain riddles for students, whether they are in elementary or high school can provide just the solution. The following article has a list of brain teasers for student with answers. Think you can solve them? Only one way to find out.
For Elementary Students
Solve this mathematical problem: 2 + 15 + 5 + 9 - 4 + 3 + 8 - 12 + 26

Do you think, 7 and 5 are 13 or 7 and 5 is 13? Which one is correct?
Of course, when you add 7 to 5, the answer is 12, not 13.

Let's say that one brick is about one kg plus half of a brick heavy. What would be the weight of that one brick?
2 kg

There is a pillar which is 8 feet tall and gives a shadow of 4 feet long on the floor. What if the pillar was 14 feet tall? Can you tell how many feet in length would the shadow be?
(14 / 8) x 4 = 7 feet

There are four bags of candy on the table. There are total of 100 pieces of candy in all the bags. The first bag contains 22 candies, second bag contains 18 candies, and third bag contains twice as many as the fourth bag. How many pieces of candy do you think are in bags three and four?
3rd bag has 40 candies and 4th bag has 20 candies.

Tom and Kate are standing approximately 30 miles away from one another. Tom travels at 9 miles per hour speed from his location towards Kate. Whereas Kate travels at 1 mile per hour speed from her location towards Tom. If both of them set out at the same time, how many miles do you think Tom would travel to meet Kate en route?
Distance = Speed x Time = 27

Stanley goes to a park on his new bicycle that his Dad gifted him for Christmas. When he reached the park, he saw that there were 9 bicycles and tricycles in the parking lot. If you count all the wheels of the bicycles and tricycles comes to 23, how many tricycles would you say there were?

On your clock, the minute hand has covered the hour hand completely. It is somewhere between 8:00 and 9:00 on the clock. What time is it?
About 8:43

There is a town named Baldville. To qualify to live there, some set of rules are implemented. What do you think is the highest possible number of people living there?
  1. No two people can have the same amount or number of hair on their heads.
  2. No one has exactly 520 hair on their heads.
  3. There are more people in the town than hair on each of their heads.
520, because at least one of them is a complete bald, otherwise no one could live there.

In a year, how many seconds are there in each month?
January 2, February 2, March 2, April 2, May 2, June 2, July 2, August 2, September 2, October 2, November 2 and December 2

Let's say you have an empty fruit basket and you had to fill it with apples. How many apples can you add in that empty basket?
1. After you add 1 apple, the basket will not remain empty

There are many more questions, not just for students but for everyone to try. As you solve these riddles and teasers, see how much time you require to solve them. And guys, don't cheat.
For High School Students 
Get a pen and paper to write down the 5 digit numeral which is spelled here: twelve thousand twelve hundred twelve.

Out of all the pets Jennifer has, they are dogs, except for one. All her pets are cats also, except for one. How many pets, cats and dogs specifically, does Jennifer have?
Jennifer has one dog and one cat.

Let's assume that a bag is capable of holding 50 coins total. These coins add up to about $1.00. What will be the denomination of the coins in the bag?
Either, 40 pennies, 8 nickels and 2 dimes. Or, 45 pennies, 2 nickels and 1 quarter.

There are 5 dogs whose weights are in question here. The first dog, Jumbo is heavier than the second dog, Spike. Cuddles weighs more than Dodo, but Cuddles weighs less than Pumpkin. Spike weighs more than Pumpkin and Pumpkin weighs less than Jumbo. Can you find the order of their weights, starting from the heaviest?
Jumbo, Spike, Pumpkin, Cuddles, and Dodo

If it is two hours later, then it will take half as much time till it's midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it?
9 p.m.

In a swimming competition, three friends, Carter, Julie, and Oliver have participated. Their lap times have been given below in the same order as the name provided. It's a two-part relay race and you need to find out who finished with the fastest time?
First Leg Second Leg
55.50 seconds 40.82 seconds
56.29 seconds 41.25 seconds
56.45 seconds 41.26 seconds

First leg + Second leg = Answer. When you make the addition, the order will be: Carter, Julie, and Oliver

Ashley is twice as old as her sister and half as old as her mother. And in 22 years, her sister will be half as old as the mother. How old do you think Ashley is now?
Ashley is 22 years old right now.

Which object, despite filling it up can't contain water?
A strainer

It doesn't have a body, no ears but can listen, can speak but has no mouth, and is born in the air. What is it?
An echo

Now, wasn't that fun? Hope you tried to tackle these fun brain teasers for students without peeking at the answers first. Gather your friends and/or family and test everyone's intellect and see if they can pass this test.