Three Digit Place Value - Math Spiral Review Riddle Activities Set 1

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Challenge your students with this set of 50 engaging printable and projectable riddle cards! Suitable for high second through fourth graders, the riddles are solved using algebraic thinking and logical reasoning. There are so many opportunities to build mental math skills with this set!

Save 20% by purchasing this resource in a bundle of 100 riddles and activities, Bundle! Place Value Riddles for Three-Digit Numbers: "Fishing Around" and "Monkeying Around". Click the listings at the top for details!

Differentiate easily to keep all levels of learners engaged in practice! Please download the preview and the video preview to see examples of the difficulty range of these riddles.

This resource includes…

⭐ 50 multi-step place value riddle task cards for three-digit numbers in color

⭐ The same 50 riddle cards in black & white, to help with your ink concerns

⭐ A projectable PowerPoint version of the same riddles

⭐ An answer key for you or your students, provided in both color and black and

⭐ A student recording sheet

⭐ A coordinating game board for using the riddle cards in a math center or small group, also in color and black and white

⭐ Four activity task cards for independent use in math centers

⭐ Four blank cards, for your students to create their own riddle cards

There are no clues using multiplication or division in this resource.

How can you use this resource in your classroom?

⭐ Since they can be used in any order, these riddles are great for those random moments when you want to keep your students engaged and learning!

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

Use the cards as a math rotation activity.

⭐ Use the PowerPoint slides as a bellringer activity! Put a riddle up on your interactive board for students to solve as they enter your classroom.

⭐ Help your students refocus after recess by having a riddle up on your board when they come into the classroom.

⭐ Display a place value riddle on your whiteboard 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 for an easy way to fill extra moments at the end of a lesson.

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

* This resource is a ZIP file.

Would you like to see more place value riddles? Here's another set!

Place Value Riddles ~ Monkeying Around


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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.
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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