I love using these question cards as a whole class or small group warm up for math. I usually read the question aloud and ask students to write down their answers on their personal whiteboards or have them use a hand sign to show their answer. I then have kids explain how they found their answer. Kids just love solving these slightly unconventional math questions. These are great for practicing mental math strategies and for building fact understanding.
Print, cut, laminate, and store cards on a binder ring or in a zip lock bag.
The activities included in this pack are:
1. What's the Question?
The teacher shows a number 0-20. Students think of as many problems as possible that have that answer.
2. Fact Find
Students will look for three numbers that are in a fact family (think word search with numbers).
3. Number Target
Using 6 given numbers, students try to make the target number by creating addition and subtraction facts.
4. Greatest and Least
Using the number cards shown, students make the greatest and the least two (or three) digit number possible.
5. Missing Digits
Students try to find the missing digits in two digit addition problems.
6. Sticky Numbers
Students are shown 3 numbers with something in common. They try to find the reason these numbers stick together (what they have in common).
7. Calendar Crunch
Students answer number questions using the calendar for support.