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Back to School Math Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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Make math practice fun with these silly Back to School jokes and riddles! Students discover the answers to each joke by solving addition and subtraction problems within 20.

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Student Directions:
Find the answer to each addition and subtraction problem. Use the key to find out which letter matches your answer. Write the letter in the blank. Solve all of the problems to discover the answer to the joke!

Classroom Use:
• Use these worksheets as homework, fast finishers, or a centers activity.
• Staple all 10 worksheets together to make a joke book for students to keep in their desks and work on as a fast finisher.

• 5 Addition Mystery Joke Worksheets (within 20)
• 5 Subtraction Mystery Joke Worksheets (within 20)
• Answer Keys for all worksheets

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
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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