Kindergarten Math Riddle Activities - Set 3

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  1. This set of 300 kindergarten number sense task cards for the numbers 1-100 will keep your little learners engaged and building numeracy 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.These resources c
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This set of 100 riddle task cards for 1-100 will keep your kindergarten students thinking, talking about, and solving math questions all year, building numeracy and active listening skills. Number sense is critical to your students' success in math!

Using these riddles is also a great Back to School review activity at the beginning of first grade. They are being listed on 7/24/21, so you can be assured that your new first grade students did not use them in kindergarten.

Each of the cards has a three clue riddle whose answer is a number from 1 to 100, designed to develop early math skills and vocabulary.

These riddle cards and activities are completely unique from those in Kindergarten Number Sense Riddles Set 1 and Set 2. All of the sets can be used at any time of year, in any sequence that matches your curriculum and your students' needs.

Here are the math skills included in this set:

Sequence of numbers 0-100

Early addition (plus zero, plus one, plus two)

More than/ less than/ between

Counting by ten

Number patterns

Ten frames

♦ Characteristics of 2D shapes

The cards can be used in so many ways!

Expand your calendar activities by solving one or more riddles each day and
using the answers to build a hundred chart.

► Start a lesson with a warm-up riddle to build number sense.

► Riddles are a great way to review math vocabulary.

► Make this riddle set part of your 100th Day celebration

► Practice identifying key details by modeling how riddles are solved. This will lay
the foundation for comprehension skills like making inferences and drawing

► Got a spare moment to fill? A riddle makes a great sponge activity!

► After you’ve completed a few riddles, your students will enjoy writing riddles

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

► Make solving a riddle part of your Morning Meeting activities.

This resource includes…

One hundred riddle cards, printed two to a page

Answer key

► A themed hundred chart and 120 chart

► Three gameboard style charts to record whole class progress with the riddle cards, with each chart in both color and blackline versions

► A class graph to use with the riddles, with data analysis questions

Two sets of two-piece puzzles, 18 puzzles for one more and 18 for one less, a great addition to your math centers

Here's what buyers have said about Kindergarten Number Sense Riddles:

"This is a fantastic resource! I put it on the door each morning and the kids have until math time to try and figure out the answer to the riddle. We then take it up as a class at the beginning of our math workshop. The kids can't wait to read and solve the riddle. They are so engaged. It is wonderful. Thank you!"

"I post these on my Morning Message and the kids LOVE them! They come into the classroom and go straight to the riddle!"

"This is a great resource to use as independent work that can easily be differentiated! I really love these and so do my students."


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.


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