St. Patrick's Day Math Activity - Adding and Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

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Are you ready for some St. Patrick's Day math fun? Try this engaging set of activities in your March math center - 24 math riddle task cards to build your students’ skills with adding, subtracting, early place value, and other first grade math skills!

How do math riddle task cards work?

On each card, students are given two to three math clues and a grid with four possible answers. Your students will determine Lucky's Magic Number by using the clues to eliminate three of the options.

What's included in this resource?

☛ 24 math riddle task cards, printing four per page

☛ Student recording page

☛ Answer key

☛ One page board game for addition practice

What skills do these St. Patrick's Day math centers address?

♦ Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers, with no regrouping

♦ Compare numbers using greater than and less than symbols

♦ Distinguish even and odd numbers

♦ Know value of US coins

How can you use these task cards with your first grade class?

♦ Use in a math center for individual or partner work

♦ Use for whole class review with your document camera

♦ Use as a skills review rotation, individually or with partners, with students moving to stations around the classroom to solve the riddles

♦ Use for small group, RTI, or other math interventions

♦ Use as enrichment for early finishers

What have teachers said about this St. Patrick's Day math resource?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laurie W. said, “Used these as part of our number talk. Great for problem solving and explaining their thinking.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stephanie said, “My students love these challenges!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rachelle said, “I usually have a tough time getting kids to enjoy word problems but students seem to really like this.”


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.


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