Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards

Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
Third Grade Math Riddle Task Cards
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  1. The math riddle sets in this 480 task card bundle are ideal for use as whole class activities, small groups, and math centers. Each of the four sets includes 120 riddle cards, all with a multi-step riddle for the numbers from one to 120, at an appropriate level of difficulty for the named grade(s).
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If you're always looking for new ways to review and keep math concepts fresh in the minds of your third graders, try this set of 120 math riddle task cards! They're an easy way to get your students talking about math and to include some spiral review every day - with no papers for you to correct!

Each of the cards has multiple clues for a number from one to 120 ... 120 riddle cards in all! In order to be successful with the riddle cards, your students should be familiar with ...

  • The terminology of multiplication and division (product, quotient, factor, multiple) (3.OA)
  • Addition and subtraction through 1000 (3.NBT.2)
  • Area and perimeter (3.MD.5, 3.MD.7, 3.MD.8)
  • Attributes of 2D and 3D shapes (3.G.1).

The cards can be used in many ways:

  • Use several each day for spiraled math review. Great for keeping math
    vocabulary and concepts active!
  • Use with your whole class to model using key details, inference, and drawing
    conclusions.
  • Put a card up on your interactive whiteboard to focus at the beginning of a
    math lessons.
  • In a small group or with partners, the riddle cards can be used with the
    printable number grid activity that's included in this set. A directions card and
    120 chart are also included, as well as an answer key for all riddles, for easier
    use with independent work.
  • For independent work, they can be used with the included solve-and-color
    page.
  • These cards are super to use as a tool in RTI, or for use by tutors or parent
    volunteers.
  • Use math riddles as a sponge activity throughout the day.
  • Excellent for independent use by early finishers.

Download the preview to sample a dozen free riddle cards!

Here's what teachers have said about this resource:

  • "This totally changed my Math routine! We are encouraged to use number talks but I find them so boring and repetitive, especially in 3rd Grade. I chose to start our lessons with this instead and we get in great number sense discussions, quick strategy lessons, and the kids always want to do ¨just one more!¨"
  • "I love this resource and my students do, too. Riddles are a great way to get their brains spinning and to love math."

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If you teach first or second grade, here's a version of the 100 Riddles set for you!

100 Riddles for the Hundred Chart, Grade 1-2

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