Place Value Task Cards | 2nd & 3rd Grade Math Activities

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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Are your students bored with place value worksheets? If you're looking for something a little different with a fun twist, this resource is for you! These task cards have 20 place value riddles for 2nd and 3rd-graders. Each riddle gives students practice with:

  • mental math
  • place value
  • expanded form and word form of numbers
  • reading and writing numbers within 1,000
  • skip counting by 5s, 10s, 100s within 1,000

Some of the fun riddles in this resource are in the form of multi-step word problems for 2nd-grade and 3rd-grade students.

Putting word problems in riddles makes them interesting so that students stay engaged and have fun with their math.

Especially when you're practicing place value! Students need to use number sense in order to solve each fun riddle.

This place value task card set includes:

  • 20 Place Value Riddles on Task Cards
  • Instructions for Using QR Codes
  • 2 Different Task Cards Sets: One with QR Codes, One without QR Codes
  • Extension Task Cards for Students to Write Their Own Math Place Value Riddles
  • Answer Keys & Response Sheets
  • NEW!!--An Interactive PDF Version that allows your students to type directly onto the worksheet through Google Classroom⭐⭐

This resource is aligned to these Common Core Standards:

  • 2.NBT.A.2
  • 2.NBT.A.3

These place value task cards also follow VA Standards and TEKS.

If you would like this in a Google Apps version, you can grab these DIGITAL Place Value Math Riddles in Google Forms.


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With the New Easel Activities Tool included with this resource, your students can type directly onto each task card through Google Classroom!

This feature has already been added, but you can edit it for your distance learning model.

Watch a step-by-step tutorial on how to use this tool here: How to Use Easel Activities for Distance Learning


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100–900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100–900.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.


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