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Mrs J's Math Mysteries

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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 Mystery (GRADE 2)
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Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 2)

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Thanksgiving Math "Case of the Gobbler's Curse" (GRADE 2 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 get clues as to which potion will return the power of speech in Mathhattan. Instructions and answer keys are all provided. So 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. Skills covered in each clue: - Addition and Subtraction (Within 20) - Identifying 2-D and 3-D Shapes - Adding Doubles - Place Value (Hundreds, Tens, Ones) - Ordering Numbers (Numbers between 1-150) Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Spring Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)
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Spring Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 4)

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Spring Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Bee Bandits {GRADE 4 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 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers (no remainders) Clue 2: Choose the multiples Clue 3: Convert Time Units Clue 4: Convert fractions to decimals (fractions with denominators of 10, 100, 1000 only) Clue 5: Making change from $20.00 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
Winter Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Winter Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Winter Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned). Designed to engage your students when doing math, this winter math mystery activity "Case of the Snowman Army" will get your students excited about using their math skills to help stop the rising Snowman Army! There are 5 clues to crack to solve this mystery: - Clue 1: Multiplying with Fractions (including mixed number fractions, wholes and fractions with fractions) - simplifying required - Clue 2: Percents of Money Amounts - Clue 3: Converting Decimals to Fractions (Fill in the missing numerator to complete the fraction) - Clue 4: Absolute Value and Opposite Integers - Clue 5: Multiply and Divide Decimals by Powers of 10 Instructions, answer sheets, a mystery declaration sheet and awards are also included. Great Winter 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
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
Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Fall Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students this Fall with this fun Math Mystery “Case of The Furious Fall Winds.” These NO PREP worksheets are great for group or individual practice and math review. There are 5 clues to crack to solve this mystery: - Clue 1: Ratios - Write a ratio to describe objects in a picture (no simplifying) - Clue 2 : Adding and Subtracting Mixed Number Fractions - Clue 3: Addition and Subtraction Algorithms (mixtures of whole and decimal numbers) - Clue 4: Least Common Multiple - Clue 5: Complete the Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division Sentence (fill in the missing number) 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
Addition (GRADE 5)
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Addition (GRADE 5)

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Addition Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned). Students must use their addition math skills with whole numbers, decimals and fractions to solve the Case of The Angry Adder! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Adding Fractions (with both LIKE and UNLIKE denominators. Simplifying answers required) Clue 2: Balance Addition Equations (3-digit and 4-digit numbers) Clue 3: Addition Input/Output Tables - apply the rule e.g. b = 100 + a (3-digit and 4-digit Numbers) Clue 4: Addition Algorithms (4-6 digit numbers.) Clue 5: Adding Decimals (tenths and hundredths) 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
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
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.)
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
Winter Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)
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Winter Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)

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Winter Math Mystery "Case of the Snowman Army" will get your students excited about reviewing some important math skills this season. "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." There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: - Clue 1: Comparing Numbers (Numbers between 1-100) - Clue 2: Length Word Problems using Addition and Subtraction with the same units used in a question (Customary and Metric Options included) - Clue 3: Adding Multiples of 10 - Clue 4: Even Numbers - Clue 5: Addition and Subtraction (2-digit numbers, no regrouping) Instructions, mystery story, awards, answers sheets and an elimination guide are also provided. Enjoy! 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
Valentine's Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)
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Valentine's Day Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 2)

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Valentine's Day Math Mystery: Case Of The Heartbreak Hitman. Engage and motivate your Grade 2 students while they use a variety of skills in these NO PREP worksheets to help solve a crime! **US GRADE 2 Common Core Aligned. A villain is on the loose, known as the Heartbreak Hitman, shooting people all over town with a magic arrow that makes hearts turn dark. This is causing friendships to fall apart and couples to break up when they really didn’t want to; now so many people are sitting alone on this day feeling depressed and broken hearted. A great math detective is needed to help solve this case! In this Valentine's Day math mystery pack you will receive: - Teacher Instructions - The Valentine's Day Mystery Story “Case of The Heartbreak Hitman” - Possible Suspects List - that students will use as they work through each math clue worksheet. - Clue 1 Worksheet: Subtracting with 20 - Clue 2 Worksheet: Counting Patterns - Clue 3 Worksheet: Ordering Whole Numbers (1-digit, 2-digit and 3-digit numbers) - Clue 4 Worksheet: Even & Odd Numbers - Clue 5 Worksheet: Making 30 - Fill in the missing 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 by discovering who the Heartbreak Hitman is. Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016