Place Value Riddles for Three Digit and Four Digit Numbers

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (5 student pages)

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  1. This bundle of 150 place value riddle cards will make it easy to differentiate, to keep all levels of math learners from second grade through fifth grade engaged in fun and productive practice! There are three sets included in this bundle, two for high second grade, third grade, and fourth grade (10
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Try these free place value task cards for numbers in the hundreds and thousands to keep your third, fourth, and fifth grade students totally engaged in using math vocabulary and skills as well as critical thinking and logic!

This free resource includes...

⭐ 12 multi-step place value riddle task cards for three-digit and four-digit numbers

⭐ An answer key for you or your students

⭐ A student recording sheet

How can you use these cards with your students?

⭐ They're great for those random moments when you want to keep your students engaged and learning! A sponge activity between lessons, those five minutes before lunch when there's no time to start something new, etc.

⭐ A riddle a day makes spiral review of math vocabulary, concepts, and processes a snap!

Use them as a math rotation or math center activity.

They're an excellent bell ringer activity! Put a riddle up on your interactive board for students to solve as they enter your classroom.

⭐ Use a place value riddle as the basis for a daily number talk. No more struggling to come up with a new idea every day!

Focus student attention at the beginning of your math lesson by solving a riddle together.

Tutors and parent volunteers love keeping a set of riddle cards on hand. They're an easy way to fill extra moments at the end of a session.

⭐ They’re also perfect for enrichment or for early finishers!

These riddles are samples from Place Value Riddles for Three-Digit and Four-Digit Numbers BUNDLE, a set of 150 riddle cards, games, and activity task cards. Click now to see it!


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5 student pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:


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