Math Activities Spanish and English Spiral Review Riddle Card Bundle Gr 1 and 2

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    Do you teach a bilingual Spanish class, ESL, or ELL in first grade or second grade? Build math skills, vocabulary, inference, and the ability to distinguish and use key details with this bundle of 120 math riddle cards for grades one and two, with each riddle and all activities in both English and Spanish! Riddles are so much fun that your students will beg to solve more!

    Please click the links to go directly to both of the resources that are included in this bundle.

    These sets are great for spiral review all year when you use a card or two every day! Each of the cards has a three-clue riddle whose answer is a number from one to 120.

    *At this time, only the English set includes a 120-page Powerpoint presentation of the 120 slides in that set.

    The cards can be used in so many ways:

    * Pair your students and have them work together to solve, either English to Spanish
    or Spanish to English!

    * Use the riddles to develop a word wall of Spanish math words

    * Solve a riddle a day together for spiraled math review.

    * Use a riddle as a warm-up before your math lesson.

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

    * In a small group or with partners, they can be used with two 100 number chart
    games. Task cards/directions cards are included.

    * Use the riddle cards as task cards. Students can check their own solutions on the

    answer key that’s provided.

    * For independent work, the cards can be used with the included solve-and-color


    * Use them for a Read the Room activity - keep your little mathematicians moving for
    better learning!

    * For ongoing whole class review, distribute a card to each child, give a few

    moments to solve, and have the children line themselves up to leave the classroom

    by putting themselves in numerical order.

    * Solving riddles is a great way to model and practice identifying key details, making

    inferences, and drawing conclusions.

    In order to be successful with these riddle cards, your students should be familiar with odd/even, tens and ones, adding and subtracting tens, US coins (pennies, nickels, dimes), and comparison signs for equalities and inequalities.

    Please note, this set uses only US coins. On the Spanish cards, all clues about money use illustrations of US coins, and the values of the coins are in accordance with those used in the US.

    Answer keys are included for both sets.


    Here a more bundles that include coordinating resources in both Spanish and English.

    Making Predictions Spanish and English Bundle

    Number Logic Riddles for Two-Digit Numbers ~ Spanish/English Bundle

    Winter Vocabulary Riddles Spanish/English Bundle


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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 subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.
    Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)
    Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
    The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).


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