Months of the Year - Addition, Subtraction - 1st Grade Daily Calendar Math

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  1. Here’s a set of engaging activities to add to your daily calendar routine! This set of 120 calendar math riddle cards will build two sets of skills on each card:* Months: names of months, sequence, word features like rhyme, number of letters, first /last letter, number of syllables, nu
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Is your daily calendar routine ready for a new twist? This set of 60 engaging math riddles will practice months of the year and addition, subtraction, & sequence of numbers on each card, making it a great activity for calendar math.

Months: names of months, sequence, plus word features like rhyme, number of letters, first /last letter, number of syllables, number of vowels

Math: addition and subtraction ( focusing on doubles, near doubles, one more, one less, two more, two less, complements of ten), sequence of numbers, counting patterns, ordinal numbers

Looking for a calendar riddle set with slightly higher math skills? Click here!

Here's a sample!

This is the month before September.

This is a two-digit number.

It's the missing number: 2+ __=20.

What's the date?

There are no references to holidays or seasons in the clues, so this set will be perfect for your class no matter where you teach!

Supports for Differentiation Provided: 120 number chart, reference card for names and order of the months, alternate card for using abbreviations.

Math Vocabulary Used in This Set: between, before, after, more than, less than, fewer, digit, add, subtract

Your students will not need a calendar to complete these riddles since the dates would change each year, but of course it’s helpful for students to see the year all on one page, for a better understanding of how it all fits together. You can find a great selection of free printable calendars online if you choose to use them in coordination with this resource.

Here are some ways to use these riddles with your class!

☛ Add solving a Calendar Riddle to your daily calendar time routine.

☛ Reinforce vocabulary and concepts by using a riddle as the basis of a daily number talk.

☛ Calendar Math Riddles are a great way to focus student attention at the beginning of any math lesson.

Model identifying key details, inferring, and drawing conclusions to solve riddles. A valuable skill set across the curriculum!

☛ Solve several riddles together to start a small group lesson.

Tutors and parent volunteers like to use these riddle cards to fill those few extra minutes at the end of their lesson.

☛ Once you've modeled using them, this set makes a great addition to your math centers.

☛ Solving riddles is a motivating activity for early finishers.

Here's what teachers like you have said about these calendar riddles!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ M OV said, "Love it! I can use it either as a small group opener, a whole group activity or as part of math stations once the students are able to do answer independently."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pamela said, "Great add on activities for calendar time."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brain Believer said, "Really gets one "thinking!" Great!"

☛☛☛ Download the preview to try some FREE riddles!

Supports CCSS 1.NBT.A.1






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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
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).
Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = ▯ - 3, 6 + 6 = ▯.
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.


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