Sunday, February 12, 2017

Try These Free Kindergarten Math Riddles!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

If you're looking for an engaging way to build number sense with your kindergarten students, try riddles!

Yes, I'm back talking about riddles again, but I'm sold on the value of using all sorts of riddles in your teaching!  If you have any doubts, the next time your class is unfocused, off task, or cranky (it happens to the best of them...), just say the word "riddle" and watch them perk up!

These free kindergarten riddles will bring that kind of enthusiasm to your classroom! Here are a few ideas for using them.

* Start a math lesson by solving a riddle together.

* Connect riddles to your number line and sequence of numbers lessons. These riddles have lots of clues that require your students to locate a number/s on the number line, along with using words like "more than", "less than", and "between".

* If you ever have a spare moment to fill (it's been known to happen, really...!), solving a riddle as a sponge activity is a great way to keep the learning moving ahead!

* Riddles are an awesome way to squeeze in some spiral review of math vocabulary.

* Riddles are a great way to build a foundation for comprehension skills like identifying key details, making inferences, and drawing conclusions.

* Once you've practiced solving a few riddles, try writing one together. Morning Meeting is a wonderful opportunity for this.  For example, write a riddle for 6 on the sixth of the month and include it in your Morning Message. You might even try bringing math into your shared writing lesson by writing a riddle together!

Okay, kindergarten teachers - this freebie is for YOU! Just click here or on the picture to try this set of 8 riddles.

These riddle cards are samples from the complete set of 100 kindergarten riddles for 1-100, available at my TpT store. Just click on the image below to see more!

Happy Teaching!


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