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Mrs J's Math Mysteries

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! :)
Fall Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)
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Fall Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)

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This Fall Math Mystery (Grade 4 US Common Core Aligned) “Case of The Furious Fall Winds” is a mystery where students must solve clues to help catch the criminal vandalizing the home of Sheldon, The Shaman of Seasons! Engage and motivate your students in this fun detective story, which also encourages critical thinking as they must reason their way through eliminating suspects. These NO PREP worksheets are great for individual or group practice and review. This fall, Mathhattan has been experiencing some furious winds. But these winds are no ordinary winds; if anyone is pulling a face while the wind blows over them, it will stay that way! A great math detective is needed to calm Sheldon the Shaman down by finding out who is trying to blackmail him into changing the season back to summer! In this math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story: Case of The Furious Fall Winds - Possible Suspects List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1 Worksheet: Continuing Patterns - Clue 2 Worksheet: Division (Interpret Remainders) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Addition & Subtraction Algorithms - Clue 4 Worksheet: Multiplication (Mixed facts between 1-12) - Clue 5 Worksheet: Complete the Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication Sentence (fill in the missing number) - 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! I hope your students enjoy this fall math activity. Please do not hesitate to email me on JJResourceCreations@gmail.com if you need help or have any questions when using this resource. 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. Thanks! Mrs J. © 2015
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.
Christmas Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 3)
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Christmas Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 3)

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Christmas Math Activity: Christmas Math Mystery – Case of The Selfish Elf – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun activity! US Common Core Aligned Grade 3. Students have to use their math skills to eliminate suspects so they can find out who the Selfish Elf is! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Multiplying by 6s and 9s Clue 2: Addition with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (with regrouping) Clue 3: Multiplying by 11s and 12s Clue 4: Division relative to Multiplication Clue 5: Subtraction with 2-digit numbers (with regrouping) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Christmas math activity. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
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!
Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 5)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 5)

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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 5 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Covert Decimals from Expanded Form (using fractions) - Clue 2: Adding Decimals (wholes & tenths) - Clue 3: Subtracting Decimals (wholes & tenths) - Clue 4: Multiply Numbers Ending in Zeroes - Clue 5: Dividing Numbers Ending in Zeroes 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.)
Time
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Time

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Get your students excited about practicing time skills with this fun math mystery! A great math detective is needed to help Gimpy and the Police put a stop to the time traveling troll! There are 5 Clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Match Digital Clocks & Written Times Clue 2: Read Clocks & Write Times Clue 3: Elapsed Time Clue 4: Time Patterns Clue 5: Word Problems (Elapsed Time) Instructions, Story, Answer Sheets, Elimination Guide, and Awards are also included. *US Spelling used. If you need adjusted to UK/AUS spelling, please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com Thanks! Mrs J. © 2016
Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Halloween Math Mystery Activity - "Case of The Tricking Treat" Common Core aligned for Grade 6! Students use their math skills to eliminate suspects so they can find out who has been giving out the tricking treat to children this Halloween! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Finding Unit Rates Clue 2: Percents of Numbers (50%, 25%, 10%, 150%, 200%, 100%) Clue 3: Adding and Subtracting Decimals Clue 4: Greatest Common Factor Clue 5: Adding and Subtracting Fractions (Unlike Denominators. Simplifying Answers Required) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Halloween 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
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
Fractions (GRADE 4)
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Fractions (GRADE 4)

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Students use their fraction math skills to discover where the Forgetful Pharaoh left his Scepter in Ancient Egypt! They will be required to reduce fractions to lowest terms, compare fractions, create equivalent fractions, add and subtract fractions with LIKE denominators, and convert improper fractions to mixed number fractions. (GRADE 4 US Common Core Aligned) There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms Clue 2: Comparing Fractions (Mixture of like denominators and numerators and some unlike!) Clue 3: Equivalent Fractions with denominators of 10, 100 and 1000 Clue 4: Adding and Subtracting LIKE Fractions (simplifying answers required) Clue 5: Convert improper fractions to mixed number fractions (simplifying answers required) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great activity for fractions review. 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
Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 5)
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Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 5)

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Halloween Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Tricking Treat (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Halloween activity! Students use their math skills to eliminate suspects so they can find out who has been giving out the tricking treat to children this Halloween! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Multiplying Numbers Ending in Zeroes Clue 2: Reading Decimals Expressed in Words (tenths, hundredths and thousandths) Clue 3: Multiplying 2-Digit and 3-Digit Whole Numbers by 1-Digit Whole Numbers Clue 4: Equivalent Fractions Clue 5: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with LIKE Denominators only (simplifying answers required). Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Halloween 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
Christmas Math Mystery Activity - GRADE 4
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Christmas Math Mystery Activity - GRADE 4

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Christmas Math Mystery – Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 4 US Common Core Aligned) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Christmas activity! Students have to use their math skills to eliminate suspects so they can find out who the Selfish Elf is! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators (no reducing) Clue 2: Addition and Subtraction Algorithms (3 and 4-digit numbers) Clue 3: Convert Mixed Number Fractions to Improper Fractions Clue 4: Dividing Numbers Ending in Zeroes (Long division format. 3-Digit Numbers by 1-Digit Numbers. NO Remainders) Clue 5: Multiplying Numbers Ending in Zeroes (2 and 3-Digit numbers by 1-Digit numbers. Vertical Algorithm Format) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and 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
Subtraction
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Subtraction

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In this Subtraction Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Dream Snatcher (GRADE 3) – students will be practicing and reviewing subtraction skills (numbers within 1,000) to solve this nightmare of a mystery! No Prep required, US Common Core Aligned, this fun and engaging math activity will motivate your students during math class. The Dream Snatcher is stealing sweet dreams and using them to make horrible nightmares! The people of Mathhattan are counting on a brilliant math detective to discover where the Dream Snatcher is hiding, so that Tabitha the Witch can stop her and the nightmares! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Subtracting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (No Regrouping) Clue 2: Subtracting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (With Regrouping) Clue 3: Subtraction Word Problems (2-digit and 3-digit Numbers) Clue 4: Subtraction Input/Output Tables Clue 5: Subtracting 3-digit numbers (Regrouping Required) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. ** US Spelling used - if you would like adjusted to UK/AUS spelling, please send an email to jjresourcecreations@gmail.com Mrs J. © 2016
Rounding Math Mystery: Case of The Robot Robbery (GRADE 5)
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Rounding Math Mystery: Case of The Robot Robbery (GRADE 5)

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This rounding math mystery will engage and motivate your students! Students will be practicing and reviewing rounding whole numbers and decimals (to the nearest whole, tenth, hundredth), to solve the Case of the Robot Robbery. Optional Video Hook available to use when introducing this activity. If you click on the preview, you can view it for free. There are 5 clues to crack to solve which robot is guilty: Clue 1: Rounding whole numbers (nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand) Clue 2: Rounding Decimals to the nearest Whole Number Clue 3: Rounding Decimals to the nearest Tenth Clue 4: Rounding Decimals to the nearest Hundredth Clue 5: MORE Rounding! (A mix of decimal numbers that will need to be rounded to the nearest – ten, tenth, whole, hundredth) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
Fractions (GRADE 6)
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Fractions (GRADE 6)

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Fractions Math Mystery "Case of The Forgetful Pharaoh" - GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned. Engage and motivate your students with this fun fractions math mystery activity! Great for review of a few different fraction skills in one. Students use their fraction math skills to discover where the Forgetful Pharaoh left his Scepter in Ancient Egypt! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1 Worksheet: Reciprocals Clue 2 Worksheet: Divide Fractions and Whole Numbers Clue 3 Worksheet: Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers Clue 4 Worksheet: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Number Fractions with unlike denominators (simplifying answers required) Clue 5 Worksheet: Divide Fractions and Mixed Numbers (Simplifying required) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great activity for fractions review. 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
Spring Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Spring Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Spring Math Mystery - Case of The Bee Bandits {GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned}. Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun spring activity! 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 Decimals by Whole Numbers Clue 2: Which 'x' satisfies the equation? Clue 3: Volume of Rectangular Prisms/Cubes (Customary and Metric options provided) Clue 4: Dividing Integers Clue 5: Calculating Sale Prices (Percents) 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
Volume
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Volume

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Volume Math Mystery Activity "Case of The Vengeful Vampire" (GRADE 5 Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students to review volume math skills with this fun math mystery activity. Students must use their volume math skills to discover where the Vengeful Vampire's coffin is hiding! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Volume (Unit Cubes) Clue 2: Volume (Hidden Unit Cubes) Clue 3: Apply the volume formula (L X W X H) to cubes and rectangular prisms. (Available in imperial and metric units of measurement). Clue 4: Different set of questions for more practice to apply the volume formula (L X W X H) to cubes and rectangular prisms. (Available in imperial and metric units of measurement). Clue 5: Volume of Irregular Figures Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great activity for volume review. 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
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
Area Math Mystery - Case of the Abducted Alien GRADE 4
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Area Math Mystery - Case of the Abducted Alien GRADE 4

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Area Review Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Abducted Alien. Engage and motivate your Grade 4 students while they practice and review AREA skills. Just print and go, your students will have fun trying to figure which Alien Force Abducted the alien Oblang and which planet they are hiding him on! Optional VIDEO HOOK available to introduce the activity to your students. This adds a bit of extra excitement and fun to the element. The MP4 file is included in the download, or it can be viewed on YouTube for free. There are FIVE clues to crack to solve the case: Clue 1 - Area with Rectangles and Squares Clue 2 - Area to determine cost Clue 3 - Area Missing Side Lengths (with rectangles/squares) Clue 4 - Area Word Problems (Multiplying by numbers ending in zeroes, and/or numbers 12 or less) Clue 5 - Area of Complex Figures (two or three rectangles/squares together) Please note: Customary and metric options included in the download for you to choose your measurement unit preference from. You will also receive teacher instructions, a story, suspect list, suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, and printable awards. Thank you and enjoy!
Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 6)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 6)

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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 6 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Rounding Decimals - Clue 2: Adding Decimals (wholes, tenths, hundredths, thousandths) - Clue 3: Subtracting Decimals (wholes, tenths, hundredths, thousandths) - Clue 4: Multiply Whole Numbers with Decimals (tenths only) - Clue 5: Division with 2-digit Divisors 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.)
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