Kindergarten Number Sense Math Riddle Activities - Spiral Review

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These were so much fun to read with the students! A little trickery but also so satisfying once it is solved. Thanks!
My kids LOVED these riddles for math practice. We complete 1 or 2 each day and they look forward to them so much!
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Are you looking for a fun math activity that will build your kindergarten students' number sense? These spiral review riddles for 1-100 are great for developing numeracy and practicing early math vocabulary and skills!

You'll save $ and get 300 RIDDLES when you purchase this set bundled with Kindergarten Number Sense Riddles Set 2 and 3 . Click here to see it!

Each card has a three clue riddle for a number between one and 100. Solving the clues will help your students practice a wide variety of standards-based math skills!

Here's an example:

I am between 49 and 69.

You say my name when you count by tens.

I’m not 50.

What am I?

Here are the skills included in this kindergarten number sense resource!

⭐ Ordering numbers 1-100

⭐ Comparing numbers
⭐ Early addition (plus zero, plus one, plus two)
⭐ More than/less than/between
⭐ Counting by tens
⭐ Number patterns
⭐ Ten frames
⭐ Characteristics of 2D shapes

There are so many ways to use these math vocabulary cards with your kindergarten students!

⭐ Expand your calendar activities by solving one or more riddles each day. Extend the practice by circling the answers on 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 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.

This resource includes…
♦ 100 riddle cards, printing at two per page
♦ Answer key
♦ A themed hundred chart and a 120 chart, too
♦ Two gameboard style charts to record whole class progress with the riddle cards, with each in both color and blackline versions
♦ Two whole class graphs to use with the riddles, each with data analysis questions
♦ Bonus Center Activity! 35 number sequence strips for 1-100.

Here's what teachers like you have said about this set of 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).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.


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