Here’s a set of 24 task cards that will strengthen your second graders’ skills in operations and algebraic thinking. Choosing from nine numbers, your students will determine the pirate’s Secret Treasure Number by using clues to eliminate eight of the options. A student recording page and answer key are also included, for independent use in a math center.
Math skills addressed in this set include … ♦ Add and subtract two-digit numbers, with and without regrouping ♦ Compare numbers using > and < symbols ♦ Distinguish even and odd numbers ♦ Know value of coins and use in adding and subtracting
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 as a skills review rotation, 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
CCSS 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA2.OA.C.3, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6
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I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!