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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! :)
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
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
Back to School Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 3 US)
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Back to School Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 3 US)

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Back to School Activity: Back to School Math Mystery-Case of The School Invaders {GRADE 3} Students must review math skills from the previous grade to help get rid of the stinky slimy Geometron aliens invading Mathhattan Elementary School! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Mental Addition (Numbers 1-20) Clue 2: Place Value of the Underlined Digit (Ones, Tens, Hundreds) Clue 3: Subtraction (Numbers 1-20) Clue 4: Comparing and Ordering Numbers (Numbers 1-60) Clue 5: Even or Odd Numbers Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Back to School 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
End of Year Math Mystery (GRADE 1)
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End of Year Math Mystery (GRADE 1)

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End of Year Math Activity: End of Year Math Mystery – Case of The Graduation Gremlins (GRADE 1) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun End of Year activity! 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 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 (1-20) Clue 2: Subtraction (1-20) Clue 3: Reading Clocks and Writing Digital Times (o'clock only) Clue 4: Comparing Numbers (circle the lesser number) Clue 5: Making the number 15 (using addition and subtraction) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. This End of Year math mystery is available for Grades 1-6. *US Spelling used. If you need spelling variations for AUS/UK Spelling, please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com
Spring Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)
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Spring Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)

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Spring Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Bee Bandits {GRADE 2}. 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: Counting Patterns Clue 2: Match Digital Clocks to Times Clue 3: Area (unit squares) Clue 4: Place Value (3-digit numbers) Clue 5: Making change from $1 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
Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 2)
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Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 2)

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Fall Math Activity, This Fall Math Mystery (Grade 2) “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. These NO PREP worksheets are great for individual or group practice and review. **GRADE 2 US Common Core Aligned 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: Reading Numbers Written in Words (Less than a hundred) - Clue 2 Worksheet: Addition (two-digit and one-digit number, no regrouping) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Subtraction (one-digit number from a two-digit number, no regrouping) - Clue 4 Worksheet: Balance Addition Equations (Numbers 1-20) - Clue 5 Worksheet: Converting From Expanded form (3-digit and 2-digit numbers) - 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! 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 (GRADE 2)
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Place Value (GRADE 2)

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Place Value Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Puzzled Pirate - Your students must solve a variety of place value math questions to help the puzzled pirate find the treasure! US Grade 2 Common Core Aligned. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Place Value Models (tens and ones) Clue 2: Value of the Underlined Digit (2-digit numbers only) Clue 3 Worksheet: Comparing Numbers (Circle the greater number) 2-digit and 3-digit numbers Clue 4 : Ordering Numbers less than 100 (ascending order) Clue 5: Convert from expanded form (tens + ones) 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
Back to School Math Mystery (GRADE 1)
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Back to School Math Mystery (GRADE 1)

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Get excited with this fun Back to School Math Mystery - Case of The School Invaders {GRADE 1 - Reviews some Kindergarten math skills}. Students must review math skills from the previous grade to help get rid of the stinky slimy Geometron aliens invading Mathhattan Elementary School! (Please note that my Grade 1 math mysteries are structured in an easier format for younger students). There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Counting (1-20) Clue 2: Add with Pictures (1-10) Clue 3: Subtract with Pictures (1-10) Clue 4: Comparing Numbers (0-11) Clue 5: Missing Numbers (1-30) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Back to School activity!
Easter Math Mystery (GRADE 1)
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Easter Math Mystery (GRADE 1)

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Easter Math Mystery "Case of The Egg Thief." GRADE 1. Students will need to answer a variety of math problems that will help them solve who the Egg Thief is! Engage and motivate your students with this unique and fun way to review their math skills. Optional Video Hook is available to use when introducing this activity. View the video for free in the video tab below. In this Easter math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story: Case of The Egg Thief - Visual Possible Suspects List - Clue 1: Place Value Models (up to 20) - Clue 2: Reading Numbers Written in Words (up to 20) - Clue 3: Adding Numbers (up to 20) - Clue 4: Time (O'Clock only) - Clue 5: Adding Ten - A suspect declaration sheet - Answer sheets and guide. - Printable awards to give to students who solve the case. 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! Mrs J.
End of Year Math Mystery Activity (Mixed Math Review) - GRADE 3
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End of Year Math Mystery Activity (Mixed Math Review) - GRADE 3

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End of Year Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Graduation Gremlins (GRADE 3) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun End of Year activity! 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: Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide (A mix of questions involving 1 and 2-digit numbers) Clue 2: Perimeter – Find the missing side length (options provided for both imperial and metric units of measurement) Clue 3: Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms Clue 4: Time Patterns (fill in the missing time) Clue 5: Addition Standard Algorithms (With mainly 3-digit numbers) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great End of Year math activity. *US Spelling used. If you would like UK/AUS spelling adjusted to this resource, please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com Thanks! Mrs J. © 2016
Summer Math Mystery
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Summer Math Mystery

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In this Summer Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Mathhattan Meltdown (GRADE 3 US Common Core Aligned) – 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 Fractions (Like denominator) Clue 2: Area of Squares and Rectangles (by multiplying sides) – Customary & Metric options provided. Clue 3: Subtraction (within 1000, regrouping required) Clue 4: Multiplication Word Problems (Facts 1-12) Clue 5: Addition (within 1000, regrouping required) Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. I have this math mystery available for other grades or if you would like an easier or more challenging version. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you have any questions or issues. *US SPELLING (contact me if you want me to make changes to this product to suit UK/AUS spelling)
Back to School Math Mystery Activity
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Back to School Math Mystery Activity

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Back to School Activity: Back to School Math Mystery-Case of The School Invaders {GRADE 3}. US Common Core Review of Grade 2. Students must review math skills from the previous grade to help get rid of the stinky slimy Geometron aliens invading Mathhattan Elementary School! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Mental Addition (Numbers 1-20) Clue 2: Place Value of the Underlined Digit (Ones, Tens, Hundreds) Clue 3: Subtraction (Numbers 1-20) Clue 4: Comparing and Ordering Numbers (Numbers 1-60) Clue 5: Even or Odd Numbers Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Back to School activity! This Back to School math mystery is available for Grades 2-6. *US spelling used - please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like this resource adjusted for UK/AUS spelling variations. Mrs J. © 2016
Spring Math Mystery Activity
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Spring Math Mystery Activity

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Spring Activity: Spring Math Mystery - Case of The Bee Bandits {GRADE 3}. Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun spring activity! 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 by 3 Clue 2: Equivalent Fractions Clue 3: Area of Rectangles (by multiplying sides) Customary and Metric options provided Clue 4: Dividing by 4 Clue 5: Making change from $10.00 Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Spring Math Activity! This Spring Math Mystery is available for Grades 2-6. *US spelling used - please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like this resource adjusted for UK/AUS spelling variations. Mrs J. © 2016
St Patrick's Day Math Mystery (GRADE 4)
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St Patrick's Day Math Mystery (GRADE 4)

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St. Patrick's Day Math, St. Patrick’s Day Math Mystery (Grade 4) - NO PREP worksheets included are common core aligned and are great for practice and revision. 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 St Patrick’s Day themed Math Mystery! Math Mystery: Case of the Misplaced Pot of Gold Leroy McClumsy, a leprechaun, is really sad because he cannot remember where he left his pot of gold in Mathhattan. St Patrick’s Day won’t be much fun for him if he doesn’t find it. A great math detective is needed to help solve the case for poor Mr McClumsy! In this math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Math Mystery Story: Case of The Misplaced Pot of Gold - Possible Places List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1 Worksheet: Complete the addition sentence (example: 255 + __?__ = 302) - Clue 2 Worksheet: Review Mixed Pattern Tables (students apply a given rule to numbers in a table, for example: multiply by 2, then add 3.) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Perimeter measurement (available in both imperial and metric unit versions) - Clue 4 Worksheet: Ordering fractions (with the same numerator) - Clue 5 Worksheet: 4-Digit Subtraction (with regrouping included) - A student case solved 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 possible places list. - Printable awards to give to students who solve the case and find Leroy McClumsy’s pot of gold. 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.
Money (US Currency)
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Money (US Currency)

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Students will need to solve a variety of money problems to solve the case of the Sticky Bank Burglary! Engage and motivate your students with this unique and fun way to review their money math skills. (US Currency used in this resource) There are 5 clues to crack to help students eliminate suspects off the list: - Clue 1: Count Coins and Bills - Clue 2: Ordering Money Amounts - Clue 3: Price Lists (Adding Money) - Clue 4: What can I buy? - Clue 5: Making change from $5 Instructions, Awards, Answer sheets are also included! Easier version (Grade 2 US) available if you're interested. This math mystery has US Currency, I have it also available for Canadian and Australian Currency. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance.
Addition (GRADE 4)
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Addition (GRADE 4)

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Addition Math Mystery – Case of The Angry Adder {Addition GRADE 4 US Common Core Aligned} – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun addition activity! Students have to use their addition math skills to discover which item can be used to capture the Angry Adder! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Horizontal Addition (2-digit and 3-digit numbers) Clue 2: Balance Addition Equations (2-digit and 3-digit numbers) Clue 3: Addition Input/Output Tables (3-digit and 4-digit Numbers) Clue 4: Addition Algorithms (4-digit numbers.) Clue 5: Addition Algorithms (4-digit, 5-digit and 6-digit numbers. Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great activity for addition 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
Time (GRADE 4)
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Time (GRADE 4)

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Case of The Time Traveling Troll GRADE 4 US Common Core aligned! Get your students excited about practicing time skills with this fun math mystery! Gimpy’s time machine has been stolen by Trolgar the troll! Trolgar has put the existence of Mathhattan in jeopardy as he messes around with the past and the future. A great detective is needed to help Gimpy and the Police put a stop to the time traveling troll! Skills Addressed: - Clue 1: Reading & Writing Times (Analog to Digital) - Clue 2: Convert Time Units - Clue 3: Elapsed Time - Clue 4: Time Patterns - Clue 5: Fractions of Time Units Instructions, Story, Answer Sheets, Elimination Guide, and Awards are also included. Thanks! 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 5)
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Decimals (GRADE 5)

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Decimals Math Mystery Activity! Engage and motivate your students with this fun math mystery! Students will be covering a variety of skills involving decimals to solve the Case of The Disappearing Donuts. (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned) There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Comparing Decimals (tenths, hundredths and thousandths place values) Clue 2: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10 Clue 3: Rounding Decimals (wholes, tenths, hundredths, thousandths) Clue 4: Adding and Subtracting Decimals (hundredths) Clue 5: Multiplying Decimals by Whole Numbers (tenths and hundredths with whole numbers from 2-12) 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
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
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