Math Spiral Review - Riddle Task Cards and Activities for Grades 1 - 5

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The riddle sets in this 600 task card math spiral review bundle are ideal to use for math centers, intervention, RTI activities, small groups, challenge activities for early finishers, and whole class activities, too! Riddles are a motivating and engaging way to provide ongoing practice of the most important topics, vocabulary, and skills!

Here's what's included in this math spiral review bundle!

☛ 600 riddles organized by grade level.

120 Riddles for the 120 Chart, Grades 1-2, Set 1

120 Riddles for the 120 Chart, Grades 1-2, Set 2

120 Riddles for the 120 Chart, Grade 3, Set 1

120 Riddles for the 120 Chart, Grade 3, Set 2

120 Riddles for the 120 Chart, Grades 4-5

Your download also includes an exclusive Bundle Bonus - a set of place value riddles for three-digit numbers!

☛ Each of the five sets includes 120 riddle cards, all with a multi-step riddle for the numbers from one to 120, at an appropriate level of difficulty for the named grade(s).

☛ Each set includes a student recording page and answer key.

☛ Each set includes additional activities such as games, task cards, hundred charts.

☛ The Grade 1/2 Set 1 , Grade 3 Set 1, and Grade 4/5 sets also include the riddles in full page format and individual jpegs/pngs, for use on interactive screens, laptops, and handheld devices.

What topics do these math center activities address?

* Grades 1-2 (Two Sets): In order to be successful with the riddle cards, your students should be familiar with odd/even, tens and ones, US coins (pennies, nickels, dimes), comparison signs, and skip counting by 2, 5, and 10.

* Third Grade (Two Sets): In order to be successful with the riddle cards, your students should be familiar with the terminology of multiplication and division (product, quotient, factor, multiple), addition and subtraction through 1000, area and perimeter, and attributes of 2D and 3D shapes.

* Grades 4-5 Set: Your students should be familiar with these concepts/terms/ processes: multiplication, division, advanced addition and subtraction, factors, multiples, prime numbers, angles, remainder, decade, century, perimeter, US coins, and geometric shapes

How can you use these activities for math spiral review?

☛ These resources have been bundled for savings for the convenience of math specialists, coaches, special education teachers, tutors, homeschoolers, teachers of gifted and talented, and classroom teachers whose students' abilities span the levels.

☛ Use a card as the basis for a daily number talk.

☛ Solve a card together on your interactive board every day right before you start your math lesson. They're great to use as a warm-up and to get your students focused. This is a popular option for online lessons, too!

☛ Differentiate to challenge or to remediate at the beginning of your lesson. Assign cards to predetermined pairs of students according to difficulty level..

☛ In whole group or small group lessons, the cards can be used for a game with the pocket chart or a 1-120 chart. (directions card included).

☛ In a small group or with partners, they can be used with a printable number grid activity (directions card and grid included). They're also great for a traditional game of war ... who has the greater number?

☛ For independent work and great practice with important math skills and vocabulary, use the cards with the included solve-and-color page.

☛ Use the riddle cards in a math center as task cards. An engaging activity for your fast finishers or for any students! Track their progress as they complete cards using the student recording sheet included for each level.

☛ Use a set of 15-30 cards as a Scoot or Read the Room activity - keep your little mathematicians moving for better learning!

Here's what buyers are saying about this collection of task cards and activities!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jessica said, "It's a must buy. It's so handy to get the students to talk about numbers."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Michelle said, "These were so much fun for my students and surprisingly challenging for not the students I expected. They ended up being an excellent informal assessment on a variety of skills such as odd/even numbers, place value, etc.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ken said, "Another excellent tool for use in my special education resource room. This combo pack allows for multi-ability levels to be engaged at the same time."


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