Groundhog Day Math Activities and Worksheets

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Groundhog Day is such a happy little February celebration! This set of 24 riddle task cards and related activities will help your first grade and second grade students practice math skills with operations and place value in a fun and novel way, solving math riddles to find out where Mr. Groundhog's lost shadow is!

Here's what you'll get in this resource:

* 24 printable riddle task cards (4 per page). Choosing from a grid of four numbers on each card, your students will solve numerical expressions with two digit numbers to eliminate three of the options. The remaining number is "Groundhog's Missing Shadow"!

* Student recording page

* Answer key

* Themed 100 chart for differentiation and extra support

* The same riddles in printable worksheet format (4 per page)

* Four additional printable worksheet pages, great for having your students use higher order thinking skills to extend their understanding of these riddles, and also for writing about math

Math skills addressed in this set include …

Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers, with no regrouping

Compare numbers using symbols

♦ Distinguish even and odd numbers

♦ Know value of US coins (nickels and dimes), and use the coins to skip count

Here are some options for using the task cards …

♦ Use in a math center for individual or partner work

♦ Use for whole class review with your document camera

♦ Use as a skills review rotation (Scoot!), individually or with partners, with students moving to stations around the classroom to solve the riddles.

♦ Use as enrichment activities for your advanced students

♦ Use for morning “bell ringers”

♦ Use for early finishers

♦ Print two-sided for independent work ... prints well in black and white, too!

This is a ZIP file of two PDF fles, with all prinr=tables available immediately upon download.


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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).
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.


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