Autumn Addition and Subtraction Math Riddle Activities

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1st, Homeschool
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Here’s a set of fall activities that will strengthen your first grade students’ skills in adding and subtracting, one through ten.

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!

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

• 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 them with your whole class – their multiple choice format makes them ideal
for test prep for standardized tests!

Want a digital option? You've got it! This file also includes full-page jpegs of all riddles, easy to digitalize for your laptop or handheld devices with your favorite apps and programs.

This file also includes...

* Student recording page

* Answer key

* Math center game

* Themed number lines

Here are some ways that you might use these riddle activities in your classroom.

* Use in a math center 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!

* Print in black and white to use in interactive notebooks. Give one puzzle to each student and have them write about their thinking in solving the riddle.

Click here to see a set of Boom self-correcting digital task cards that coordinates with this set (same cards, but without the extras listed above).

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Standards

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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