Kindergarten Math Riddles for 0-20

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Are you looking for an activity to build early math skills and keep your young mathematicians engaged and thinking? This is the set for you!

This set of 40 task cards includes two riddles for every number from zero through 20, all presented as both printable task cards and in a PowerPoint presentation, suitable for your interactive board or for personal devices like tablets and laptops.

Here are the skills/activities included in this set:

⭐ Sequence of numbers 0-20
⭐ More than/less than/between
⭐ Number patterns ( counting up, counting back, alternate number patterns)
⭐ Ten frames

⭐ Dominoes

⭐ Counting fingers
⭐ Characteristics of 2D shapes

Because of the skills chosen, you'll be able to use these riddles right from the beginning of the school year!

Each card has a multi-step riddle for a number between one and 20. The riddles are printed two task cards on each page.

You'll find so many ways to use these cards!

Expand your calendar activities by solving one or more riddles each day.
⭐ Start a lesson with a warm-up riddle on your interactive board to build number sense.
⭐ Riddles are a great way to review math vocabulary.
⭐ Practice identifying key details by modeling how riddles are solved. This will lay the foundation for comprehension skills like making inferences and drawing conclusions, and help your students understand how these skills apply across the curriculum.

⭐ 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 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 writing!
⭐ Make solving a riddle part of your Morning Meeting activities.
⭐ Bring math riddles into your math stations and math rotations by using the PowerPoint presentation on your students' tablets and laptops.

This Zip file includes…
♦ 40 riddle cards

♦ A 40 slide PowerPoint presentation of the same riddles, giving you more choices in how you'll use this set

♦ Student recording page
♦ Answer Key
♦ Two board game style charts to record whole class progress with the riddle cards, with each in both color and black and white versions
♦ Themed 0-20 number lines for support as needed


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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 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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