Calendar Math Riddles Activities Bundle

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Here’s a set of engaging activities to add to your daily calendar routine! This set of 120 calendar math riddle cards will build two sets of skills on each card:

* Months: names of months, sequence, word features like rhyme, number of letters,
first /last letter, number of syllables, number of vowels

* Math: Sets of 60 cards are included at two levels:

* Level One includes riddles for addition and subtraction ( focusing on
doubles, near doubles, one more, one less, two more, two less, complements
of ten), sequence of numbers, counting patterns, ordinal numbers

* Level Two has riddles that emphasizes the math skills taught in the second
half of first grade and reinforced at the beginning of second grade: adding
and subtracting two-digit numbers with no regrouping, missing addends,
using comparison signs for greater than and less than, adding three
numbers, odd and even, tens and ones, and addition and subtraction
through 20.

Here are the resources included in this bundle. Click for more details!

Calendar Math Riddles for First Grade

Calendar Riddles for First Grade and Second Grade

6 Free Calendar Math Riddles for First Grade

There are no references to holidays or seasons in the clues of these math riddles.

Supports for Differentiation Provided: 120 number chart, reference card for names and order of the months, alternate card using abbreviations.

Math Vocabulary Used in This Bundle: between, before, after, more than, less than, fewer, digit, add, subtract, tens, ones, odd, even, sum, difference, dozen, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, rhombus, hexagon, cube

Your students will not need a calendar to complete these riddles since the dates would change each year, but of course it’s helpful for students to see the year all on one page, to get a better understanding of how it all fits together. You can find a great selection of free printable calendars online if you choose to use them in coordination with this resource.

These riddles are provided in black and white. Add some extra fun by printing on colorful paper!

Suggestions for Use:

* Add solving a Calendar Riddle to your daily calendar time routine.

* Reinforce vocabulary and concepts by using a riddle as the basis of a number


* Calendar Math Riddles are a great way to capture student attention at the

beginning of a lesson.

* Model moving up and back on the 120 chart to add and subtract.

* Model identifying key details, inferring, and drawing conclusions to solve riddles.

* Solve several riddles together to start a small group lesson.

* Tutors and parent volunteers like to use these riddle card to fill those few

extra minutes at the end of their lesson.

* This set makes a great addition to your math centers.

* Solving riddles is a motivating activity for early finishers.


This resource is for use by a single classroom and/or teacher. No part of this resource may be posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site (Amazon Inspire and similar), server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. 


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
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).
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.


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