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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! :)
Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 5)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 5)

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This math mystery, “Case of the Super Bad Superhero,” is a great way to add some excitement and fun to your math lessons! Students will be working through a variety of math questions to discover important clues. The clues will help them solve which superhero has gone bad! In this Grade 5 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Covert Decimals from Expanded Form (using fractions) - Clue 2: Adding Decimals (wholes & tenths) - Clue 3: Subtracting Decimals (wholes & tenths) - Clue 4: Multiply Numbers Ending in Zeroes - Clue 5: Dividing Numbers Ending in Zeroes Pack also provides teacher instructions, the story, answer sheets, an elimination guide and printable awards. MIX & MATCH ACROSS GRADE LEVELS TO DIFFERENTIATE/CUSTOMIZE You can choose a grade level that suits your class best, and/or mix and match across the same clue numbers (except for the Grade 1 Version) to differentiate and customize the math mystery for your students. The Grade 1 version is simplified as a whole and cannot be mixed with the rest. (For example, swap clue 1 from the Grade 2 version to clue 1 from the Grade 3 version to make that part more challenging for some students.)
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 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.)
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 2)
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Math Mystery - Case of The Super Bad Superhero (GRADE 2)

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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 2 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills: - Clue 1: Place Value Models (Tens and Ones) - Clue 2: Addition (1-digit and 2-digit numbers) - Clue 3: Subtraction (1 - digit and 2-digit numbers – No Regrouping) - Clue 4: Skip-Counting - Clue 5: Missing Numbers (Addition Sentences) 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.)
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
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.)
Geometry (Shapes, Area and Perimeter)
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Geometry (Shapes, Area and Perimeter)

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Students must use their geometry math skills to eliminate locations & possibilities so they can find out where the Shrinkinator is to make the Giant Goblin the right size again! US Common Core Aligned GRADE 3. There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: - Clue 1: Identifying 2D & 3D Shapes - Clue 2: Perimeter - Clue 3: Area (Using Unit Squares) - Clue 4: Area of Rectangles (L x W) - Clue 5: Perimeter - Find The Missing Length (Customary and Metric options provided) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Geometry math activity. *US Spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like me to adjust to UK/AUS spelling variations. This Geometry Math Mystery is available for Grades 3-6. Mrs J. © 2015
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
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!
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
Addition and Subtraction
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Addition and Subtraction

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Addition and Subtraction, This addition and subtraction Math Mystery will engage and motivate your students to practice their addition and subtraction skills (within 20). In Math Mystery: Case of The Great Zoo Escape students must use their math skills to decode 5 clues and discover who, where, when, what and why in their investigation of the case. Students will need to cut out the picture answer on their clue sheet and paste to their Mystery Case file until all five have been completed. Depending on the ability of your students and where your class is up to in the curriculum, this could be used in Grades 1 and/or 2. This fun detective story also encourages literacy skills as students must read simple sentences, comprehend and match information given with a text picture stencil to present on their mystery case file. You can choose to use this resource in a number of ways. Some suggestions are: • Complete one clue page daily as part of daily math practice or mental math warmup. • Use as an early finisher task for fast/advanced students. • Homework practice (1 page per day or week) • Complete all at once as a whole class (guided/groups/pairs/independently) In this math mystery pack you will receive: • Teacher Instructions • The Math Mystery Story, “Case of The Great Zoo Escape” • Math Mystery Case File – that students will use as they work through each clue • Clue 1 (WHO) – Addition (0-20) • Clue 2 (WHERE) – Subtraction (0-20) • Clue 3 (WHEN) – Addition (0-20), Time (am/pm, yesterday/today) • Clue 4 (WHAT) – Subtraction (0-20) • Clue 5 (WHY) – Addition and Subtraction (0-20) • A Literacy Extension Activity for optional use post investigation (Write a Letter) • Answer Sheets • Printable awards to give to students who solve the mystery of The Great Zoo Escape! 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. This is a different format to my other math mysteries. This is a new structure that I hope will work well with younger students. 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
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 (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
Summer Math (GRADE 2)
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Summer Math (GRADE 2)

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In this Summer Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Mathhattan Meltdown (GRADE 2 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 Numbers (3-digit numbers) Clue 2: Area of Squares and Rectangles (Square unit tiles) Clue 3: Subtraction (2-Digit Numbers, Regrouping Required) Clue 4: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Clue 5: Addition (2-Digit Numbers, Regrouping Required) 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
Time (GRADE 2)
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Time (GRADE 2)

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Time Math Mystery - "Case of The Time Traveling Troll." Get your students excited about practicing time skills with this fun math mystery activity! A great detective is needed to help Gimpy and the Police put a stop to the time traveling troll! ***US Grade 2 Common Core Aligned. Skills Addressed: - Clue 1: Match Digital Clocks & Written Times - Clue 2: O'Clock & Half Past (Analog) - Clue 3: Quarter Past & Quarter To (Analog) - Clue 4: Time Patterns - Clue 5: Reading and Writing Times (O'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to) Instructions, Story, Answer Sheets, Elimination Guide, and Awards are also 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. © 2016
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