Autumn Add and Subtract Within 10 Math Riddle Activities

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Here’s a set of autumn math riddle activities to strengthen your students’ skills in adding and subtracting within 10. Great for first grade and early second, too!

Here's how math riddle task cards work!

Choosing from four numbers, your students will determine the fall Mini-Monsters' secret number {cute monsters, not scary ones! :) } by eliminating three of the options. With each riddle task card they do, your students will complete three addition or subtraction number models. They'll exercise mental math skills, practice math facts, have a great time, and won’t even realize that they’ve completed 72 problems to find their answers!

Here's what this addition and subtraction activity set includes!

* 24 riddle task cards to practice addition and subtraction within 10

* Student recording page

* Answer key

* Math center game

* A printable worksheet version of the riddles is also included, with four riddles on each page.

* Want a digital option? This file also includes full-page jpegs of all riddle cards, easy to use on your laptop or handheld devices with your favorite apps and programs.

Here are some ways that you might use these math riddle cards and activities with your own first grade or second grade students!

* Use in a math center or math tub 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 as a skills review rotation (aka "Scoot"), individually or with partners, with
students moving to stations around the classroom to solve the clues

* Use for 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!

• Include these with your plans for a substitute teacher.

Send them home with a student who missed a lesson or who has a planned absence

• Use the worksheets as a whole class activity – their multiple choice format makes them ideal for test prep for standardized tests!

Here's what teachers like you have said about these fall math riddles!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jeannette said, "My students love this resource. This is a great and interactive way to reinforce math skills!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jennifer said, "Great way to bring some competitiveness into maths/partner work or just to use as an individual activity to work on math facts knowledge."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alison said, "An amazing resource! I'm using this as an early finishers activity in math and they love them!"


Click here to see a set of Boom self-correcting digital task cards that coordinates with this set .


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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).


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