Math Vocabulary Riddle Activities

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Build and practice your students' math vocabulary with this set of 20 riddle cards and related activities for math tools and terms. Solve a riddle a day to give your students daily practice with both math vocabulary and comprehension skills like inferring, & identifying key ideas.

Here are some ideas for using these math riddle vocabulary riddles in kindergarten and first grade!

* To introduce new math vocabulary as you begin a new topic or lesson. Starting measurement? Read and solve a riddle together like "ruler" or "calendar".

* As a whole class or small group activity, to demonstrate how to integrate the information in the clues and use the information to eliminate incorrect choices

* As a pocket chart center read, solve, and match activity

* As a small group or math center game, with the board game that is included (uses the same vocabulary).

* As the basis for a riddle writing activity using the included template

* Connect math and literacy with the picture/word matching cards set that's included in this resource!

Here's the math vocabulary included in this resource!







even numbers



greater than








ten frame



Here's what a teacher like you said about these math activities!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ DeAnne said, "I pull these out a few times a week and have the students try to solve them using their white boards. Then, I display the answer on the overhead projector. The students love doing this. I've gone through all the cards and now am repeating them. They still get so excited every time I pull them out."


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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