SKU: W5160211
(13 customer reviews)

Mental Math Task Cards FREEBIE | 12 FREE Problems | PLUS Digital Resources!

Engage students in mental math practice with 12 task cards and 3 challenge cards. Includes print and digital options for 3rd-6th grade. Use in various ways like teacher-led, in pairs, or individually. Receive positive feedback from teachers. Check out the full version for more resources.


12 Task Cards + Digital Versions
PDF, Google Apps™
Answer Key Included

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Mental math is a great way for kids to stretch their brains by solving math problems without pencils, paper, or calculators. Here are 12 engaging task cards (plus 3 challenge cards) for plenty of mental math practice! Student response sheet and answer key also included.



  • 12 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color
  • Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys


  • Google Slides
  • ***Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT)


  • Digital or Print
  • Challenge Card to extend the lesson

Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade!

Check out the full version here!

NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

There are a few ways to use these cards:

-Teacher Led:

The teacher or a student leader reads a card out loud, line by line, giving time for students to mentally calculate each new step. Students then show their answers either with their fingers or by writing on individual white boards or tablets. This makes it easy for the teacher to quickly assess student answers. Alternatively, students could use one of the provided student answer sheets and the class could correct together, or if being used as an assessment, turn in for grading.

– In Pairs:

Students take turns reading cards to each other. If you want students to record their answers, you could use one answer sheet and have one student do the odds and the other do the evens.

– Individually:

Students work with each card on their own, recording answers on one of the provided answer sheets.

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ “This is a great resource for math centers.” -Maria A.

✏️ “My students LOVED doing this activity.” -Cynthia O.

✏️ “My students loved using this resource. Thank You!” -Rhonda H.


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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom.

SKU: 5160211

Additional information

Main Subjects

Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math

Grade Level

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Resource Type

Centers, Task Cards

13 reviews for Mental Math Task Cards FREEBIE | 12 FREE Problems | PLUS Digital Resources!

  1. cassie E.

    This was very engaging and the student’s benefitted from it. I will use it again.

  2. Maria A.

    This is a great resource for math centers.

  3. Buyer

    great thank you

  4. Cynthia O.

    My students LOVED doing this activity.

  5. Kris W.


  6. Rhonda H.

    My students loved using this resource. Thank You!

  7. Kristine L.

    Love, love these! Thank you. Will be purchasing the complete set!

  8. Steaming Through Math and Science

    So easy to use!

  9. Tammy S.

    Awesome task cards thanks

  10. Buyer

    Great resource!

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