First Grade Math & Second Grade Math Riddle Clip Cards for 1-100

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For a high interest math center activity that will build number sense for the numbers one to 100 in your first grade and second grade students, try this set of elimination riddle task cards. Each card has a multi-step riddle and four possible answers. Your students will practice operations, place value, number comparisons, math vocabulary, logic, problem solving, and reading comprehension.

Clip Away Cards are different from clip cards. Instead of clipping one correct answer, your students will need three small clips (clothespins, mini-binder clips or paper clips) for each card they solve. As they read each clue, they will compare it to the answers on the card and “clip away” any numbers that the clue eliminates. When only one number remains, the riddle has been solved.

If you’re already using 100 Riddle Cards for the Hundred Chart ~ Grades 1 and 2 or 100 Math Riddle Posters, you’ll find that this set is a great companion resource. Use the riddle cards or posters to introduce the problem solving process to your whole class, and then put this set of Clip Away Cards in your math centers for independent use. Since most of the riddles are the same or very similar in all three sets, your students will have the support of familiarity, but since there are 100 cards and some clues have been changed or added to, there will still be a challenge in solving them!

This resource also includes an answer key, themed hundred chart, and a hundred chart for recording individual progress with solving the riddle cards.

Linda Nelson grants permission to the original downloader to reproduce material for his or her own classroom use only. No part of this work may be reproduced in whole or in part by electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission in writing from the author.


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First Grade Math & Second Grade Math Riddle Clip Cards for 1-100
First Grade Math & Second Grade Math Riddle Clip Cards for 1-100
First Grade Math & Second Grade Math Riddle Clip Cards for 1-100
First Grade Math & Second Grade Math Riddle Clip Cards for 1-100
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