Valentines Day Math Enrichment Activities - Riddles for Numbers Within 100

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Fun activity to get my students thinking. It was nice to add these in at the beginning pr end of my math block.
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Here’s a set of Valentines Day math riddle cards and enrichment activities to strengthen your advanced first grade and second grade students' skills in addition, subtraction, and place value with two-digit numbers.

Choosing from nine numbers on each card, your students will determine the Love Bug's Secret Number by using math clues plus their mental math and critical thinking skills to eliminate eight of the options.

Here are the math skills addressed in this Valentine's Day set!

Add and subtract two-digit numbers, with and without regrouping

Compare two-digit numbers using symbols (> and <)

♦ Distinguish even and odd numbers

♦ Know value of US coins and use in adding and subtracting

Here's what you'll get in this set of activities for math enrichment!

24 printable riddle task cards (printing at 4 per page)

♦ The same 24 riddle cards in full page format, for your convenience on interactive boards or other screen devices

♦ A student recording page and answer key , for independent use in a math center.

♦ A one page four in a row game. It's easy to make it digital by taking a screenshot, saving as a jpeg, and using it with your own favorite apps and programs.

Here are some options for using these math riddle activities!

♦ 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 (Scoot!), individually or with partners, with students moving to stations around the classroom to solve the riddles

♦ Use for morning “bell ringers”

♦ Use as enrichment for early finishers

Here's what teachers like you have said about this resource.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Candace W. said, "These puzzles are perfect for math stations! They are a great logic puzzle to review many different concepts. My students enjoy them!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Angie N. said, "Fun activity to get my students thinking. It was nice to add these in at the beginning or end of my math block."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kim D. said, "Great resource! The students in my class enjoyed collaborating to find the answer. They had some great discussions."


Click here to see more than 80 kindergarten through fourth grade Math Riddle Task Cards sets!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.


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