“Mental Gymnastics” Mental Math Problems

Start math class with Mental Gymnastics! This activity not only reviews math facts, but also can help promote a quiet learning environment. Suggested use: Establish a routine of reading a few Mental Gymnastics problems aloud while waiting for all students to arrive. Optionally award bonus points for correct answers. 

This download features 72 mental math problems in three PDFs. You’ll get: 

  • 24 mental math problems using addition and subtraction with solutions up to 20
  • 24 mental math problems using addition and subtraction with solutions up to 100
  • 24 mental math problems using addition, subtraction and multiplication within 100

These problems are meant to exercise the brain without causing too much strain. Regrouping is required but is mixed with simpler mental math challenges.



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