Mental Math Task Cards
This set of mental math task cards is designed to guide students through mental problem solving.

Each task card starts with a single- or double-digit number. Students are prompted to add, subtract, or double the number several times until they arrive at the solution. Each step is separated by a prompt to pause and think before moving on to the next step.

A few cards at the end of the set also include a prompt to "half it" to add a little extra challenge.

Although these cards only involve two-digit numbers, they are challenging for any student not accustomed to using mental math strategies for multi-step problems and mixed operations.

Includes 24 task cards, recording sheet, and answer key.

CCSS: 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.8, 3.NBT.A.2, 2.OA.B.2
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Created: Sep 9, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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