Kindergarten Math Enrichment Addition Within 10 Math Riddle Task Cards

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K - 1st, Homeschool
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Are some of your very capable kindergarten students ready to do more? This set of 24 math enrichment task cards for addition within ten provides the extra fun and challenge of critical thinking!

These are math elimination riddles. Here's how they work:

Choosing from four numbers on each card, your students will determine what the Little Monster's mystery number is by solving addition expressions to eliminate three of the options.

Each clue is written in the format, "It's not...", adding to the critical thinking challenge. With each riddle task card they do, your students will complete three addition number models. They'll have a great time and won’t even realize that they’ve completed 72 problems in all!

Because the cute monster graphics aren't seasonal, you'll find yourself using this set at any time during the school year!

A student recording page, answer key, and themed number lines are also included. Plus, there's a board game to practice the same addition facts!

Here are some ways that you might use the task cards with your students.

* Use in a math center for individual or partner work

* Use with your document camera for whole class review or to focus attention at
the beginning of a math lesson

* Use as a skills review rotation (aka "Scoot"), individually or with partners, with

students moving to stations around the classroom to solve the clues

* Use for morning “bell ringers

* Use as challenge work or for early finishers

* Use as an activity with classroom volunteers – they can complete as few or as

many as time allows!

* Print in black and white to use in interactive notebooks. Give one puzzle to each

student and have them write or talk about their thinking in solving the riddle.


Linda Nelson grants permission to the original downloader to reproduce material for his or her own classroom use only. No other 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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.


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