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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! :)
Thanksgiving Math Quest: The Terrible Turkey Takeover
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Thanksgiving Math Quest: The Terrible Turkey Takeover

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Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this exciting story “The Terrible Turkey Takeover”. Great for Thanksgiving or could be used at any time throughout the year. This is a fun activity to get some extra math practice in or for your early finishers. With six exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings. BONUS (Optional) Video of the introduction part of the story also included in this packet. In your download you will receive it so that it can be viewed without Internet connection, or it can also be viewed on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ma71f30Ql8&feature=youtu.be THREE SETS PROVIDED FOR DIFFERENTIATION Three levels of difficulty (EASY, MEDIUM, HARD) provided within this product so that you can 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 A variety of skills are covered throughout the chapters of this math quest. An overview of the skill required in each level provided below. EASY – Addition & Subtraction (2-digit & 3-digit numbers, with regrouping); Mapping, coordinates, distance, time; Number Patterns (add & subtract); Venn Diagram with numbers puzzle (compare, add, subtract); Time (adding minutes); multiplying by 2s, 5s and 10s. MEDIUM – Multiplication facts (1-12); Division facts (1-12); Mapping, coordinates, distance, time; Number Patterns (geometric, add, subtract, multiply); Venn Diagram with numbers puzzle (compare, add, subtract); Time (adding minutes). HARD – Multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers; Mapping, coordinates, distance, time (with decimals), Patterns (geometric, decimals, fractions); Venn Diagram with numbers puzzle (compare, add, subtract, multiply, divide); Time (adding minutes); Adding & Subtracting Fractions (unlike denominators - simplifying required), comparing fractions. ANSWER SHEETS INCLUDED FOUR BONUS early finisher literacy activities added at the end to extend the activity if you wish. Thank you and enjoy!
Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 3)
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Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 3)

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Fall Math Activity, This Fall Math Mystery (Grade 3) “Case of The Furious Fall Winds” is a math mystery where students must solve a variety of math 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. Perfect as a common core aligned math center or individual work, These NO PREP worksheets are great for individual or group practice and review. *US Common Core Aligned Grade 3 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: Convert from expanded form (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones) - Clue 2 Worksheet: Multiplying by 2s, 5s, and 10s - Clue 3 Worksheet: Addition (with regrouping) - Clue 4 Worksheet: Dividing by 2 - Clue 5 Worksheet: Complete the Addition/Subtraction 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 or use my store Q & A if you need help or have any questions when using this resource. *US spelling used - please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like this resource adjusted for UK/AUS spelling variations. Thanks! Mrs J.
Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 1)
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Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 1)

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Thanksgiving Math Mystery "Case of the Gobbler's Curse" is a fun way to engage your students. In this math detective story people have all started to lose the power of speech and cannot stop making "gobble, gobble" noises! Students must solve the worksheets to reveal clues as to which potion will cure those under the Gobbler's Curse. Make your day a little easier and try one of our math mysteries, your students will love them! GRADE 1 SKILLS ADDRESSED - Ordering 2-Digit Numbers - Reading & Writing Time (O'Clock only) - Comparing 2-Digit Numbers - Adding within 20 - Subtracting within 20
Area Math Mystery - Case of The Abducted Alien (GRADE 3)
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Area Math Mystery - Case of The Abducted Alien (GRADE 3)

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Area Review Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Abducted Alien. Engage and motivate your Grade 3 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. A written story is also included in the PDF file if you do not wish to use the video. There are FIVE clues to crack to solve the case: Clue 1 - Area - With Square Unit Tiles Clue 2 - Area - With Missing square unit tiles Clue 3 - Area of Rectangles and Squares (by multiplying the sides) Clue 4 - Area Word Problems (customary and metric measurement unit options provided) Clue 5 - More Area: including complex figures made up of two rectangles/squares (customary and metric measurement unit options provided) You will also receive: teacher instructions, a story, suspect list, suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, and printable awards. Thank you and enjoy!
Fractions
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Fractions

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Fractions Math Mystery (GRADE 3 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. US Common Core Aligned. 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: Match Fractions to Models Clue 2: Comparing Fractions Clue 3: Equivalent Fractions Clue 4: Ordering Fractions (like denominator) Clue 5: Reducing Fractions Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great activity for fractions review. ***US SPELLING USED - if you would like UK/AUS spelling please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com Mrs J. © 2016
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
Multiplication
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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
Earth Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5)
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Earth Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5)

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Earth Day Math Mystery (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students with this fun Earth Day Math Mystery“Case of The Litterbug.” Your students will be reviewing a mix of math skills to discover clues that will help them solve the mystery! These NO PREP worksheets are common core aligned and are great for practice and review. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: - Clue 1: Roman Numerals (Numbers between 1-3000) - Clue 2: Order of Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division) - Clue 3: Division (Dividing 2-Digit and 3-Digit numbers by 2-Digit Numbers with remainders) - Clue 4: Identifying 2D and 3D Shapes, including types of triangles (equilateral, isosceles, scalene) - Clue 5: Convert Fractions to Decimals (With Denominators of 10, 100, and 1000). 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
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.
Rounding  Math Mystery: Case of The Robot Robbery (GRADE 3)
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Rounding Math Mystery: Case of The Robot Robbery (GRADE 3)

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This rounding math mystery will engage and motivate your students! Students will be practicing and reviewing rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten and hundred to solve the Case of the Robot Robbery. (Grade 3 Common Core) Optional Video Hook available to use when introducing this activity. This can be viewed for free in the video tab below. There are 5 clues to crack to solve which robot is guilty: Clue 1: Rounding to the nearest ten Clue 2: Rounding to the nearest hundred Clue 3: Rounding to the nearest ten and hundred Clue 4: MORE Rounding (nearest ten and hundred only) Clue 5: Rounding with larger numbers (nearest ten and hundred) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
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.
New Year Math Mystery Activity
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New Year Math Mystery Activity

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New Year Math: This Math Mystery – Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 3 US Common Core Aligned) - will engage and motivate your students to get back into their math work after the break! As the clock struck twelve into the new year last night, something catastrophic happened all over Mathhattan! Every single computer went berserk, dates flipping back prior to the year 2000 and errors constantly flashing that our current time zone does not exist. A hacker is clearly behind this fake Millennium Bug attack. This New Year a great detective is needed to help find who is behind this cybercrime! In this New Year Math Mystery, the Grade 3 Common Core skills covered are: - CLUE 1: Multiplication Word Problems - CLUE 2: Mixed Multiplication Facts (Between 1-12) - CLUE 3: Addition (3-Digit Numbers, some with regrouping) - CLUE 4: Dividing by 2 - CLUE 5: Perimeter (Customary and Metric Options Provided) You will also receive instructions, the story, answer sheets, and optional awards in this New Year Math Mystery Pack. Thank you and all the best for the New Year! *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
Easter Math (GRADE 2)
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Easter Math (GRADE 2)

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Easter Math Mystery Activity "Case of The Rotten Eggs." In this 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! In this math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story - Possible Hideout List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1: Time (o'clock, half-past, quarter-past, quarter-to) - Clue 2: Making 50 (addition and subtraction) Fill in the missing number - Clue 3: Fractions (write the fraction to show the shaded area) - Clue 4: Balancing addition equations (1-digit and 2-digit numbers) - Clue 5: Adding four 1-digit numbers 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
Decimals (GRADE 6)
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Decimals (GRADE 6)

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Decimals Math Mystery Activity! Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun decimals activity! Students solve decimal problems to discover who is behind making all of the donuts disappear! (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned) There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Estimating decimal sums and differences of values (tenths, hundredths and thousandths) Clue 2: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10 Clue 3: Convert Decimals to Fractions (wholes, tenths, hundredths, thousandths) Clue 4: Adding and Subtracting (hundredths and thousandths) Clue 5: Multiplying by Whole Numbers, Multiplying Decimals with Decimals, Dividing by Whole Numbers, and tenths, hundredths, thousandths 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
Halloween Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)
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Halloween Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)

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Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Halloween math mystery activity "Case of The Tricking Treat!" (US Common Core aligned to GRADE 4) 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: Prime Numbers (Between 1-100 only) Clue 2: Word Names for Numbers (2-digit, 3-digit and 4-digit numbers) Clue 3: Applying Pattern Rules (to numbers given in a table) Clue 4: Factors Clue 5: Division (No Remainders) 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
Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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This Thanksgiving Math Mystery "Case of the Gobbler's Curse" (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned) is a fun way to engage your students. In this math detective story people have all started to lose the power of speech and cannot stop making "gobble, gobble" noises! Students must solve the worksheets to reveal clues as to which potion will cure those under the Gobbler's Curse. Make your day a little easier and try one of our math mysteries, your students will love them! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1 - Reducing Ratios Clue 2 - Volume of Rectangular Prisms - Whole Numbers Only (Customary and Metric unit versions of this clue available to choose from within the file) Clue 3 - Multiplying with Decimals Clue 4 - Dividing Whole Numbers (2-digit Divisors, no remainders) Clue 5 - Multiplying Fractions (Simplifying Answers Required) All our Thanksgiving Math Products are available in Grades 2-6! Find a level that suits you 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
Earth Day Math Mystery (GRADE 4)
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Earth Day Math Mystery (GRADE 4)

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Earth Day Math common core aligned Math Mystery (Grade 4 US Common Core Aligned) “Case of The Litterbug”. Your students will be engaged and motivated by this fun earth day detective story, which also encourages critical thinking as they must reason their way through eliminating suspects. These NO PREP worksheets are common core aligned and are great for practice and revision. Mathhattan’s environment is in jeopardy! A litterbug is on the loose spreading trash all over the place! A great math detective is needed to help the police find the litterbug and save the environment! In this earth day math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story - Possible Suspect List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1 Worksheet: Roman Numerals (Numbers between 1-250) - Clue 2 Worksheet: Estimating Sums and Differences (Rounding to the nearest tens, hundreds and thousands required) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Dividing 2-Digit Numbers by 1-Digit Numbers with remainders - Clue 4 Worksheet: Identifying 2D and 3D Shapes - Clue 5 Worksheet: Fractions of a 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 and catch the litterbug! 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. 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
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.)
Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 4)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 4)

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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 4 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Rounding - Clue 2: Addition (3-digit and 4-digit numbers) - Clue 3: Subtraction (4 - digit and 5-digit numbers) - Clue 4: Multiplication Facts (1-12) - Clue 5: Division Facts (1-12) 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.)
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.)