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Distance Learning | Kindergarten Number Sense Riddle Cards FREE

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  1. This set of 200 kindergarten number sense task cards for the numbers 1-100 will keep your little learners engaged and thinking all year! Each of the cards has a three clue riddle, designed to practice math skills and vocabulary, and to develop number sense and mental math. Click these links to go di
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  2. Math riddles are the key to keeping your kindergarten students growing in number sense and operations! This bundle of more than 420 riddle cards will make it easy for you to have riddles on hand for whatever topic you're teaching every day!This bundle includes all of these riddle sets. You'll save 3
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Your students will build number sense, math vocabulary, and listening skills, too, with this free set of kindergarten math riddle cards!

This set is a sample from Kindergarten Number Sense Riddles Set 1. If you're excited about using these riddles and want MORE riddles, there's also another unique set of kindergarten math riddles available here, or save by purchasing all 200 in one bundle here!

Riddles are engaging ... they keep our students thinking and listening carefully so they won't miss any of the clues! In this case, your students will be thinking about numbers, and talking about them, too, as they use their knowledge of early math concepts to make inferences and draw conclusions, solving the clues on each task card.

What concepts do these cards address?

  • Sequence of numbers (before, after, between)
  • More than/less than
  • Early addition (+1, +2)
  • Characteristics of geometric shapes
  • Using familiar math tools and representations (ten frames, dominoes)

How can you use this sample set?

  • Start a lesson with a warm-up riddle to build number sense. This is also a great way to informally assess what you may need to adjust in the lesson you're about to teach.
  • Make solving a riddle part of your Morning Meeting and/or Morning Message activities.
  • Expand your calendar activities by solving one or more riddles every day. For even more math practice, your students can locate and circle the answers on a hundred chart.
  • Riddles are a great way to review math vocabulary.
  • Practice identifying key details as you model how riddles are solved. This will lay the foundation for comprehension skills like making inferences and drawing
  • Got a spare moment to fill? Riddles make a great sponge activity!
  • Use a riddle as a starting point for your daily number talk.
  • Challenge your students to come up with another clue for the same number.
  • After you've worked together to solve a few math riddles, your students will

enjoy writing riddles together. What a fun way to bring math into shared


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).


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