Addition Through 10 Math Riddle Task Cards

Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
5 student pages

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Here’s a set of 8 task cards that will strengthen your kindergarten and first grade students’ skills in adding with sums through ten. On each card, your students will discover the Secret Number by using math skills to eliminate three out of four given numbers. They'll have a great time finding the Secret Numbers and won’t even realize that they’ve completed 32 addition problems!

In addition to the task cards, this resource includes...

  • A cut-and-paste independent follow-up activity
  • A student recording page
  • An answer key
  • Number lines for extra support

Here are some ways that you might use the task cards in your classroom.

  • Use in a math center or math rotation for individual or partner work
  • Use with your document camera for whole class review or to focus attention
    at the beginning of a math lesson
  • Use to model making inferences and drawing conclusions
  • Use as a skills review rotation, with your students moving to stations around the
    classroom to solve the clues independently or with partners
  • Use for eight days of morning “bell ringers”
  • Use as challenge work or for early finishers
  • Use as an activity with classroom volunteers – they can complete as few or as

many as time allows!

Do you love the format of these math logic riddle cards? Click here to see over 30 more sets for kindergarten through fifth grade!

Here are a few examples!

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Subtraction Task Cards ~ Mr. Skunk's Stinky Numbers

Adding and Subtracting Tens Task Cards ~ Dino's Secret Numbers

Task Cards for Two-Digit Numbers ~ Puppy's Missing Bones

Penguin's Missing Numbers Addition and Subtraction Through 10 Math Riddle Task Cards


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Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).


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