Valentines Day Math Riddles

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Are you looking for a fun and challenging Valentines Day math activity for your first and second grade students? On each of these elimination riddle cards, students will choose from nine numbers, using math clues to eliminate eight of the nine options and determine the Love Bug's Secret Number.

Math skills addressed in this set include …

Add and subtract two-digit numbers, focusing on adding and subtracting multiples
of ten

Compare numbers using symbols (> and <)

♦ Distinguish even and odd numbers

♦ Know value of coins and use in adding and subtracting

Skip count by fives and tens

Here are some options for using the task cards …

♦ Use in a math center for individual or partner work

♦ Use for whole class review with your document camera

♦ Use for morning “bell ringers”

♦ Use as enrichment for early finishers

Math riddle task cards are engaging and effective practice! Here's what some buyers have said about them.

♦ "Well made, fun, different, and challenging."

♦ "Great way to keep the students engaged and learning on a holiday!"

♦ "Forced my students to practice deductive reasoning, which is something they
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♦ "These were engaging and challenging for even my top learners. Great resource
that I will use year after year!

Need more Valentines day math riddle cards? Click here to see a complete set of 24 Love Bug Riddles, totally different than the ones in this free set.

You'll find riddle sets for addition, subtraction, multiplication, coins, fractions and more when you click here!


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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:
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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