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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! :)
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
Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 8)
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Halloween Math Mystery (GRADE 8)

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Halloween math mystery activity "Case of The Tricking Treat" is Common Core aligned to GRADE 8. Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Halloween detective story. Optional Video Hook is available to use when introducing this activity. View the video for free in the video tab below. Students must 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 & Dividing Integers Clue 2: Percents of Numbers (some answers involve decimals) Clue 3: Convert Decimals to Fractions (tenths, hundredths, thousandths) Clue 4: Evaluate Exponents Clue 5: Finding the Square Root of Perfect Squares Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
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
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!
Place Value (GRADE 4)
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Place Value (GRADE 4)

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In this Place Value Math Mystery Puzzle Activity - “Case of The Puzzled Pirate,” students must solve a variety of place value math questions to reveal clues to help the puzzled pirate find the treasure! Great for place value review! (GRADE 4 US Common Core Aligned) Captain Penguin Pete has reluctantly admitted that he is having some difficulty in reading the map! Students will be using their math skills to eliminate locations off the map to find the treasure! There are 5 Clues to Crack: Clue 1: Word Names for Numbers Clue 2: Value of the Underlined Digit Clue 3: Comparing Numbers (Circle the greater number) Clue 4: Converting between Place Values Clue 5: Rounding Numbers up to 1,000,000. (Please note that the numbers in this version are large, ranging between 1 to over 1,000,000.) Pack also includes a mystery 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. © 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
Literacy Mystery - Case of The Stolen Surfboard
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Literacy Mystery - Case of The Stolen Surfboard

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Check out this fun Private Eye CSI - Literacy Mystery: Case of The Stolen Surfboard. I would love to hear your feedback or any suggestions about this product. TARGETS - Reading - Comprehension - Main Idea - Vocabulary (Definitions, Synonyms) - Drawing Conclusions - Analyzing Text for Clues - Making Inferences - Critical Thinking In this packet you will receive: - Teacher instructions - The introduction page to set the stage - Case File Templates: Suspect page, evidence page, note taking page - Reading and activity worksheets: some worksheets will involve reading and answering comprehension questions. Some worksheets will be a crack the code style with vocabulary work (in this packet students will be required to match words with definitions on one page, the other is synonym matching. (There are six pages for the investigation in total) - Solution declaration page (students will be required to write or choose five important clues to convict the thief they declare! Two options provided here.) - Answer sheets and solution guide - Printable awards to give to students who solve the case correctly! This style of mystery is different to my Math Mystery range. In these Literacy Mysteries students will be building their own suspect files, drawing out their own clues from the text, critically think to solve who the thief is, and then provide enough evidence to convict the culprit! I would love to hear how this goes with your students. Please let me know via the feedback option or by emailing me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com with any suggestions. If you have the time, I'd like to know: 1. Was this resource easy to implement in your classroom? 2. Were the instructions on the pages easy enough for students to follow? 3. What worked well and what did not? 4. How did your students feel about the activity? 5. Would you be interested in more resources like this? 6. What would you like to see in future literacy mysteries? Thank you and enjoy!
Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 3)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 3)

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his 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 3 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Convert from Expanded Form - Clue 2: Addition (2-digit and 3-digit numbers) - Clue 3: Subtraction (2-digit and 3-digit numbers) - Clue 4: Multiplying by 2s and 5s - Clue 5: Dividing by 2 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.)
End of Year Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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End of Year Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun end of year activity {GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned}! Students have to use their math skills to eliminate places to find where the Gremlins are hiding with all of the graduation items! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Fractions (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing) Clue 2: Area of Rectangles, Parallelograms, Triangles, and Compound Figures (options provided for both customary and metric units of measurement) Clue 3: Applying ratios to proportions (fill in the blank 1:5 = 100: _?__) Clue 4: Coordinates Plane (Four Quadrants) - Find what letter is given at the coordinates given. Clue 5: Decimals (Adding,Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing) 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
Measurement Math Mystery (GRADE 4)
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Measurement Math Mystery (GRADE 4)

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This measurement math mystery will engage and motivate your students! Students will be covering a variety of measurement skills to solve the Case of the Mirror Madness. Both US Customary and Metric Options provided for you to choose from in the download. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Comparing Weight (being able to convert between different units required) Clue 2: Comparing Length (being able to convert between different units required) Clue 3: Convert Time Units Clue 4: Area of Rectangles/Squares (L x W) Clue 5: Comparing Volume (being able to convert between different units required) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
Summer Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Summer Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Summer Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Mathhattan Meltdown (GRADE 6 US Common Core aligned). Your students will find themselves trapped by the Scorcher who has been melting the city of Mathhattan this summer. In order to save themselves and to stop the melting issue in the city, they will be required to use their math skills to solve the mystery behind his condition and the cure he needs to restore to human! Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun summer math mystery! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Ordering Integers (positive and negative) Clue 2: Calculating the Mean Clue 3: Subtracting Decimals to the thousandths Clue 4: Mixed Word Problems (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide with decimals included in some questions/answers) - Customary and Metric language options provided in the wording of problems. Clue 5: Adding Decimals to the thousandths Pack also includes a mystery 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. © 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
St Patrick's Day Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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St Patrick's Day Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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St Patrick's Day Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned) - "Case of The Misplaced Pot of Gold!" Engage and motivate your students during math class with this fun St Patrick's Day Math Mystery Activity! Students will be reviewing a variety of math skills to help Leroy McClumsy find where his pot of gold is! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: - Clue 1: Multiplying Decimals - Clue 2: Writing Fractions and Decimals as Percentages - Clue 3: Area of Triangles (customary and metric options provided) - Clue 4: Ordering Positive and Negative Numbers (decimals included) - Clue 5: Exponents with Decimal Bases Answer sheets, instructions, mystery declaration sheet and awards 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. © 2015
End of Year Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)
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End of Year Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)

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End of Year Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Graduation Gremlins (GRADE 2) – Will engage and motivate your students during math time! Students must 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: Addition & Subtraction algorithms (2-digit numbers, with regrouping) Clue 2: Identify the shape being described (2D and 3D) Clue 3: Place Value (3-digit numbers) Clue 4: Counting Patterns Clue 5: Making 100 (fill in the missing number, addition and subtraction) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great End of Year math activity. This End of Year math mystery is available for Grades 1-6. See a list of all the Math Mysteries HERE 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 Activity
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Easter Math Mystery Activity

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In this Easter NO PREP activity students must solve math clues to help them find where the terrible Slimewort is hiding to stop him making the Easter eggs rotten! Engage and motivate your students to practice a variety of math skills with this fun Mystery! (GRADE 3 US Common Core Aligned Version) There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: What is the value of the underlined digit? (3-Digit Numbers) Clue 2: Multiplication by Multiples of 10 Clue 3: Match Fractions to Visual Models (No reducing to the lowest terms required). Clue 4: Balancing Addition Equations (3-digit Numbers) Clue 5: Convert From Expanded Form ( 3 and 4-digit numbers) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Easter Activity! *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
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!
Multiplication
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Engage and motivate your students to review their multiplication skills with this fun math mystery activity - "Case of the Monster Mix-Up!" (GRADE 3 US Common Core Aligned) Students must use their multiplication skills to eliminate monster suspects to solve who needs to be arrested for the scare crimes in Mathhattan! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1 Worksheet: Mixed Multiplication Facts (1-12) Clue 2 Worksheet: More Mixed Multiplication Facts (1-12) Clue 3 Worksheet: Missing Factors Clue 4 Worksheet: Multiplication Word Problems (1-12) Clue 5 Worksheet: Multiplication Input/output Tables (apply the multiplication rule given to the numbers in the table) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great for multiplication review! Mrs J. © 2016
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
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