Number Riddles

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Challenge the deductive reasoning skills of young mathematicians with this series of number riddles. Requiring knowledge about place value, prime and composite numbers, factors, and multiples these puzzles are a great resource for deepening the number sense and critical thinking ability of students.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the included riddles as warm-up activities during a lesson series on place value or prime/composite numbers
  • Include the number riddles as a math learning center
  • After completing the problems included in the lesson, have students to come up with their own number riddles
  • Create a classroom display where you can post a Riddle of the Day/Week
Classroom Considerations
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  • Offers suggestions for adapting and extending the lesson to meet the learning needs of all pupils
  • An answer key is included with the solutions to each number riddle
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Common Core