Add & Subtract Tens - Place Value Task Cards for 1st Grade Math Enrichment

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Here’s a set of 24 task cards for 1st grade place value! These riddles provide the extra thinking challenge and math enrichment that will really hold the interest of your advanced first graders as they use mental math skills to add tens and subtract tens.

Here's how math riddle task cards work!

Choosing from nine numbers, your students will use logic to solve clues, determining Dino’s Secret Number by eliminating eight of the options. With each task card they solve, your students will complete eight examples - that's 192 opportunities to add and subtract tens!

Here's what you'll receive in this math activity set!

* 24 riddle cards, printing at 4 per page

* Student recording page

* Answer key

* 120 chart for extra support / differentiation

* An easy-prep one-page board game for practicing the same skills in math centers

or for home practice

What math skills do students use to solve these place value riddles?

* Add and subtract ten within 100

* Add and subtract multiples of ten within 100

* Compare numbers within 100 using greater than and less than symbols.

Here are some ways that you might use these task cards in your classroom!

* Use these riddle task cards in a math center for individual or partner work after you've taught your class to add and subtract tens.

* Use as first grade math enrichment work for your advanced students. Great for practicing mental math skills!

* Use in a small group for extra practice or at a higher grade level for remediation. Try these for RTI for your second graders and third graders!

* Use with your document camera for whole class review of place value or to focus attention at the beginning of a math lesson.

* Use as a skills review rotation, individually or with partners, with students moving to stations around the classroom to solve the clues.

* Use for morning “bell ringers”.

* Use as engaging work for early finishers.

Here's what other teachers have said about these activities!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Love to Learn with Lauren said, "My higher level students loved this enrichment activity and always wanted to complete more!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Karin said, "This resource is brilliant, there are no ‘short cuts’ to getting to the mystery number so my son actually has to work through each step in getting to the answer so really helps him slow down and think about what he is doing. Thank you so much for creating and sharing these task cards, they are fabulous."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kimberly said, "These are great critical thinking, independent tasks!"

>>>>> Download the preview to try four free cards!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.


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