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Find fun and engaging math mysteries and projects to get your students motivated during math time. Great for practice and review, my math mysteries come in different grade levels that can be used to customize for differentiation. The grade levels are US Common Core aligned, check out the description which outlines skills and levels involved within that math mystery version to determine whether it suits your class level and/or curriculum. Enjoy! :)

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Find fun and engaging math mysteries and projects to get your students motivated during math time. Great for practice and review, my math mysteries come in different grade levels that can be used to customize for differentiation. The grade levels are US Common Core aligned, check out the description which outlines skills and levels involved within that math mystery version to determine whether it suits your class level and/or curriculum. Enjoy! :)
Pirate Math Quest - Redbeard's Rebellion (EASY LEVEL)
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Pirate Math Quest - Redbeard's Rebellion (EASY LEVEL)

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Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this exciting pirate story “Redbeard’s Rebellion”. It covers a mix of math skills, which makes it a great activity for math practice and review. This is the EASY single level packet. Use to add some extra fun during math time, for your early finishers or the sub tub. With six exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings. Optional Video Hook provided to introduce students to the activity. A written story is also provided in the download. Use one or the other (or both if you wish). SINGLE EASY LEVEL PACKET There are three levels of difficulty (EASY, MEDIUM, HARD) available for this MAth Quest. You are currently viewing the EASY level version. Other levels can be purchased separately or bundled if you require a different level of math OR if you would like to differentiate this activity within your classroom. As long as the chapter number is the same, you can swap chapters across difficulty levels to tailor this math quest to best suit your class and/or individual student needs. SKILLS OVERVIEW Students will be presented with a variety of activities, puzzles and challenges to progress through the chapters of the story. The skills covered over all of these include: - Letter/Number single quadrant coordinates and mapping skills (provided customary and metric options for the map) - Addition (Single & Double Digit Numbers, with regrouping) - Adding multiple numbers together - Subtraction (Single & Double Digit Numbers, with regrouping) - Multiplying by 2s, 5s, and 10s - Completing equations with addition and subtraction to make a number (less than 100) - Comparing Numbers - Even Numbers Bonus Literacy Activities Included You will also receive FOUR bonus literacy activities for students to use at the end of the Math Quest. These can be a great option for your early finishers or to extend the activity. Thank you and enjoy!
Easter Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5)
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Easter Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5)

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Easter Math Mystery – Case of The Rotten Eggs {GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned)}– Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Easter activity! Students use their math skills to discover where the terrible Slimewort is hiding and put a stop to him making all of the Easter eggs rotten! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: What is the value of the underlined digit? (5-7 Digit Numbers) Clue 2: Multiply numbers ending in zeroes (2-4 Digit Numbers) Clue 3: Converting Mixed Number Fractions to Improper Fractions Clue 4: Solve Equations (with positive integers only) Clue 5: Solving with Parenthesis (mixture of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division used throughout). Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Easter Activity Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2015
Geometry (Shapes, Area and Perimeter)
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Geometry (Shapes, Area and Perimeter)

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Students must use their geometry math skills to eliminate locations & possibilities so they can find out where the Shrinkinator is to make the Giant Goblin the right size again! US Common Core Aligned GRADE 3. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: - Clue 1: Identifying 2D & 3D Shapes - Clue 2: Perimeter - Clue 3: Area (Using Unit Squares) - Clue 4: Area of Rectangles (L x W) - Clue 5: Perimeter - Find The Missing Length (Customary and Metric options provided) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Geometry math activity. *US Spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like me to adjust to UK/AUS spelling variations. This Geometry Math Mystery is available for Grades 3-6. Mrs J. © 2015
End of Year Math Mystery (GRADE 4)
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End of Year Math Mystery (GRADE 4)

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End of Year Math Activity: End of Year Math Mystery – Case of The Graduation Gremlins (GRADE 4 US Common Core Aligned) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun End of Year activity! Students have to use their math skills to eliminate places so they can find out where the Graduation Gremlins are hiding! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Multiplication (Facts 1-12 Revision) Clue 2: Area – Find the missing side length (options provided for both imperial and metric units of measurement) Clue 3: Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms (Fractions with denominators of 10, 100, and 1000) Clue 4: Dividing 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers (interpret remainders) Clue 5: Addition Standard Algorithms (With mainly 4-digit numbers) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great End of Year math activity. T*US spelling used - please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like this resource adjusted for UK/AUS spelling variations. Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. Mrs J. © 2016
Valentine's Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5)
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Valentine's Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5)

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Valentine's Day Math Mystery: Case Of The Heartbreak Hitman (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned). Students must use a variety of math skills in these NO PREP worksheets to help solve a Valentine crime! A Valentine villain is on the loose, known as the Heartbreak Hitman, shooting people all over town with a magic arrow that makes hearts turn dark. This is causing friendships to fall apart and couples to break up when they really didn’t want to; now so many people are sitting alone on this day feeling depressed and broken hearted. A great math detective is needed to help solve this case! In this Valentine's Day math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Valentine's Day Mystery Story “Case of The Heartbreak Hitman” - Possible Suspects List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1: Adding Mixed Number Fractions - Clue 2 : Area - Find the missing side (customary and metric unit options provided) - Clue 3 : Ordering Decimals (tenths, hundredths) - Clue 4 : Is it divisible by 9? - Clue 5 : Adding & Subtracting Decimals (hundredths) - A suspect declaration sheet that includes a clue completion checklist and a teacher check off as solved/try again. - Answer sheets for each clue plus a color coded guide to the elimination process of the suspect list. - Printable awards to give to students who solve the case by discovering who the Heartbreak Hitman is. Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Winter Math Mystery Activity
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Winter Math Mystery Activity

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This Winter Math Mystery is common core aligned (GRADE 3). Designed to engage your students, this winter activity gets them solving clues to help them discover where the Ice Queen is being held captive in order to put a stop to the rising Snowman Army! Entertain and motivate your students with this fun winter detective story, which also encourages critical thinking as they must reason their way through eliminating locations. A terrifying army of snowmen are marching towards our city by the hundreds and could be at your doorstep before dawn if they are not stopped! The people of Mathhattan are hoping that a brilliant math detective will be assisting Larry the Wizard and the police to find the Ice Queen. In this winter math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Winter Math Mystery Story “Case of The Snowman Army” - Possible Locations List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1 Worksheet: Multiplication (Mixed Facts 1-12) - Clue 2 Worksheet: Time (Reading Clocks – 5 minute Intervals) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Equivalent Fractions (Fill in the missing numerator to make a pair of fractions equivalent) - Clue 4 Worksheet: Multiplying One-Digit Numbers by Multiples of 10 - Clue 5 Worksheet: Pattern Sequences - A location declaration sheet that includes a clue completion checklist and a teacher check off as solved/try again. - Answer sheets for each clue plus a color coded guide to the elimination process of the locations list. - Printable awards to give to students who solve the case by discovering where the warlock is keeping the Ice Queen captive. I hope your students enjoy. Please do not hesitate to email me on JJResourceCreations@gmail.com or use my store Q & A if you need help or have any questions when using this resource. Thanks! This math mystery story is currently also available for Grades 2, 3, 4 and 6. *US spelling used - please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like this resource adjusted for UK/AUS spelling variations.
Ratios and Rates
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Ratios and Rates

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Ratios and Rates, This common core aligned Math Mystery (Grade 6 US Common Core Aligned) “Case of The Rogue Runner” will engage your students to practice and review ratios and rates in a fun way. In this math mystery students must solve a variety of ratio and rate math questions to reveal clues which help them discover the identity of the Rogue Runner! All you need to do is print, copy and go, no fiddly prepping required. In this math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story “Case of The Rogue Runner” - Possible Suspect List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1: Writing ratios to describe objects in a picture - Clue 2: Unit Rates - Clue 3: Reducing Ratios - Clue 4: Unit Prices (with fractions and decimals). I have provided a customary unit and metric unit version for this clue. - Clue 5: Equivalent Ratios - A suspect declaration sheet - Answer sheets, plus a color coded guide to the elimination process - Printable awards Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2015
Groundhog Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)
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Groundhog Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)

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Groundhog Day Math Mystery (Grade 4 US Common Core Aligned) - NO PREP and common core aligned activity, great for practice and review. Depending where your students are at in the curriculum it may also provide an excellent opportunity to teach something new! Engage and motivate your students to practice a variety of math skills with this fun Groundhog Day themed Math Mystery! Trouble has struck Mathhattan! Chuck the Groundhog has been kidnapped! A great math detective is needed to solve the case and save Chuck. In this math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story - Suspect List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1 Worksheet: Multiplication Skills (1-Digit Numbers by 2-Digit Numbers) - Clue 2 Worksheet: Rounding Numbers (To the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Comparing Fractions (With Like Denominators or like numerators) - Clue 4 Worksheet: 4-Digit Addition (Some with regrouping) - Clue 5 Worksheet: Dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers - A student suspect declaration sheet that includes a clue completion checklist and a teacher check off as solved/try again. - Answer sheets for each clue plus a color coded guide to the elimination process of the suspect list. - Printable awards to give to students who solve the case and save Chuck the Groundhog! Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2015
Decimals to Fractions
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Decimals to Fractions

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Decimals to Fractions worksheet - Students will need to convert the decimals to fractions to find out which character is hiding the donut! See if they can get the character correct by using their math skills to eliminate the suspect pictures. Answer sheet included! Thanks! Mrs J. Email: JJResourceCreations@gmail.com Check out my store to find engaging math mysteries and projects!
Percents (GRADE 5)
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Percents (GRADE 5)

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Percents Math Mystery: The Case of the Pickpocketing Pirate (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students with these fun NO PREP worksheets. Your class will work through the clues to solve which pirate is stealing from his ship mates and stop a riot using their percents skills. The following percent skills are targeted: Clue 1: Converting Decimals to Percentages Clue 2: Converting Fractions to Percentages Clue 3: Calculating Sale Prices (50% and 25% off only, whole number amounts only) Clue 4: Percent Word Problems Clue 5: Percent of Money Amounts Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Easter Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Easter Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Easter Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned). In this NO PREP and engaging Easter activity, students will need to use their math skills to solve the mystery "Case of the Rotten Eggs!" There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Converting Decimals to Fractions Clue 2: Multiplying Integers Clue 3: Least Common Multiple Clue 4: Solve One-Step Equations (with fractions and decimals involved) Clue 5: Calculating the Mean (Answers are either whole, or decimals to the tenths) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Easter activity! Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Geometry  (GRADE 6) - Area, Volume, Surface Area
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Geometry (GRADE 6) - Area, Volume, Surface Area

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Geometry Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned) - "Case of The Giant Goblin!" Students must use their geometry math skills to eliminate locations & possibilities so they can find out where the Shrinkinator is to make the Giant Goblin the right size again! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Area of Parallelograms Clue 2: Volume of Rectangular Prisms with Decimals Clue 3: Area of Triangles Clue 4: Area of Compound Figures Clue 5: Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms and Cubes (Customary and Metric options provided) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Geometry math activity. Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2015
Integers Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Integers Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Integers Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core aligned). Engage and motivate your students with this NO PREP integers math mystery "Case of the Invisible Illusionist." Students will need to answer math problems involving integers to help them solve which cure will help the Invisible Illusionist! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Opposite Integers and Absolute Values Clue 2: Comparing Integers Clue 3: Adding Integers Clue 4: Subtracting Integers Clue 5: Multiplying and Dividing Integers This fun integers activity contains Instructions, Story, Answer Sheets, Elimination Guide, and Awards are also included. Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Spring Math Mystery (GRADE 5)
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Spring Math Mystery (GRADE 5)

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Spring Math Mystery "Case of The Bee Bandits." GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned. Students will need to answer a variety of math problems that will help them solve who the Bee Bandits are! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Dividing Larger Numbers by 2-digit numbers (no remainders) Clue 2: Equivalent Fractions Clue 3: Multiplying Decimals by Powers of Ten Clue 4: Subtracting Mixed Number Fractions Clue 5: Multiplying Money Amounts Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Spring Math Activity! Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Place Value
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Place Value

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This Place Value Math Mystery (Grade 3) “Case of The Puzzled Pirate”. In this math mystery, students must solve a variety of place value math questions to reveal clues to help the puzzled pirate find the treasure! US Common Core Aligned to GRADE 3. There are 5 Clues to Crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Converting from Expanded Form Clue 2: Value of the Underlined Digit Clue 3: Comparing Numbers (Circle the greater number) Clue 4: Ordering Numbers (ascending order) Clue 5: Rounding Numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. (Please note that all of the numbers in the questions of this version are less than 1,000.) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. *US Spelling used. If you would like spelling adjusted to suit UK/AUS please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com Mrs J. © 2016
Christmas Math Mystery: Case of The Zombie Elves (Grade 3)
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Christmas Math Mystery: Case of The Zombie Elves (Grade 3)

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Christmas Math Activity: Christmas Math Mystery – Case of The Zombie Elves (GRADE 6) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Christmas activity! Optional Video Hook available to use when introducing this activity. This can be viewed for free in the video tab below. A great math detective is needed to quickly solve which cure will heal the zombie elves of the virus! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Multiplying by 6s and 9s Clue 2: Addition (Horizontal)- 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (regrouping required) Clue 3: Rounding Numbers to the Nearest Ten (2-digit and 3-digit numbers) Clue 4: Addition Word Problems (2-digit & 3-Digit Numbers) Clue 5: Multiplying by 10s and 11s Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Christmas math activity.
Decimals Math Mystery (GRADE 4)
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Decimals Math Mystery (GRADE 4)

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Decimals: This decimals math mystery will engage and motivate your class! Students will be covering a variety of skills to solve the Case of The Disappearing Donuts. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Comparing Decimals (tenths, hundredths) Clue 2: Convert Fractions to Decimals (Denominators of 10 and 100 only) Clue 3: Convert Decimals to Fractions (Denominators of 10 and 100 only) Clue 4: Writing Decimals from Models (tenths, hundredths) Clue 5: Ordering Decimals (tenths, hundredths) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
Volume Math Mystery - Case of The Vengeful Vampire (GRADE 6)
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Volume Math Mystery - Case of The Vengeful Vampire (GRADE 6)

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Engage and motivate your students to review volume math skills with this fun math mystery. Students must use their volume math skills to discover where the Vengeful Vampire's coffin is hiding! (GRADE 6 Version) This version contains decimal numbers in some of the questions. An OPTIONAL video hook is provided to add some extra excitement when introducing this activity to your students. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Volume (Unit Cubes) Clue 2: Volume of Cubes Clue 3: Volume of Rectangular Prisms Clue 4: Volume of Triangular Prisms Clue 5: Volume Word Problems Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great activity for volume review. This math mystery is also available in a Grade 5 (or easier) version.
Percents (GRADE 6)
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Percents (GRADE 6)

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In this Percents Math Mystery: The Case of the Pickpocketing Pirate (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned), your class will work through the clues to solve which pirate is stealing from his ship mates. They will be working with percentages to solve the case. The following percent skills are targeted: Clue 1: Percents of Money Amounts Clue 2: Writing Fractions and Decimals as a Percentage Clue 3: Calculating Sale Prices Clue 4: Percent Word Problems Clue 5: Sale Prices – Find the Original Price (25%, 50%, 75% only) Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 1)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 1)

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This math mystery, “Case of the Super Bad Superhero,” is a great way to add some excitement and fun to your math lessons! Students will be working through a variety of math questions to discover important clues. The clues will help them solve which superhero has gone bad! In this Grade 1 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Counting (1-30) - Clue 2: Adding Numbers (0-12) - Clue 3: Subtracting Numbers (0-12) - Clue 4: Ordering Numbers (1-25) - Clue 5: Comparing Numbers (up to 30) Pack also provides teacher instructions, the story, answer sheets, an elimination guide and printable awards. MIX & MATCH ACROSS GRADE LEVELS TO DIFFERENTIATE/CUSTOMIZE You can choose a grade level that suits your class best, and/or mix and match across the same clue numbers (except for the Grade 1 Version) to differentiate and customize the math mystery for your students. The Grade 1 version is simplified as a whole and cannot be mixed with the rest. (For example, swap clue 1 from the Grade 2 version to clue 1 from the Grade 3 version to make that part more challenging for some students.)