St. Patrick's Day Math Riddles for Addition, Subtraction, and Place Value

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  1. This great big collection of riddles for 1-100 will keep your students happily and productively practicing math skills with 104 task cards! Each card has a three-step elimination clue set that students will solve to determine the secret number. There’s also a student recording sheet and answer key
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Practicing addition, subtraction, place value, logic, and reasoning is fun with these free math riddles for St. Patrick's Day! Your students will use their knowledge of math plus critical thinking to solve these puzzles about two-digit numbers.

What's included in this set?

* Twelve riddle cards, printing at six per page

* Student recording page

* Answer key

What topics do these St. Patrick's Day math riddles address?

* Addition

* Subtraction

* Comparing numbers with > and < signs

* Odd and even numbers

* Skip counting by fives and tens

* Identifying tens digit and ones digit

How can you use these math riddles with your class?

* March math centers

* Scoot games

* Read the Room

* Focus at the beginning of a math lesson... or closure at the end!

* Home school math

* Tutoring

* Math intervention or RtI

* Partner math activity

If you'd like more riddles like these, click to see 24 more math riddle cards, completely different from the ones in this set! St. Patrick's Day Riddles for Two-Digit Numbers ~ Lucky's Magic Number


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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).
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.


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