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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 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.)
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 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.)
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!
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.)
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
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
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
Christmas Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 3)
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Christmas Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 3)

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Christmas Math Activity: Christmas Math Mystery – Case of The Selfish Elf – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun activity! US Common Core Aligned Grade 3. Students have to use their math skills to eliminate suspects so they can find out who the Selfish Elf is! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Multiplying by 6s and 9s Clue 2: Addition with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (with regrouping) Clue 3: Multiplying by 11s and 12s Clue 4: Division relative to Multiplication Clue 5: Subtraction with 2-digit numbers (with regrouping) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Christmas math activity. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2016
Christmas Math Mystery (GRADE 6) Case of The Selfish Elf
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Christmas Math Mystery (GRADE 6) Case of The Selfish Elf

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Christmas Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Christmas math mystery - "Case of The Selfish Elf" {GRADE 6}. This activity will require students to review Least Common Multiples, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Equivalent Ratios, Converting Fractions to Decimals and Division with 2-digit Divisors to find out who the Selfish Elf is! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Find the Least Common Multiple Clue 2: Add & Subtract Decimals Clue 3: Equivalent Ratios Clue 4: Convert Fractions to Decimals (denominators of 10, 100, and 1000 only) Clue 5: Division (Whole Numbers, 2-digit Divisors) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Christmas 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 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!
Thanksgiving Math Mystery - Case of The Gobbler's Curse GRADE 3
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Thanksgiving Math Mystery - Case of The Gobbler's Curse GRADE 3

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This 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. COMMON CORE ALIGNED GRADE 3 Make your day a little easier and try one of our math mysteries, your students will love them! GRADE 3 SKILLS ADDRESSED - Multiplying by 3s and 4s - Match Fractions to Models (No simplifying required) - Subtraction Algorithms with 2-Digit and 1-Digit Numbers only (No regrouping required). - Elapsed Time in minutes (answers are 60 minutes or less than) - Multiplying by 7s and 8s All of our Thanksgiving Math Mysteries are available in Grades 2-6, contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com to find a level that suits you! Thanks! Mrs J Happy thanksgiving! *US Spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you need spelling adjustments for UK/AUS variations.
Integers Math Mystery (GRADE 6)
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Integers Math Mystery (GRADE 6)

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Integers Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core aligned). Engage and motivate your students with this NO PREP integers math mystery "Case of the Invisible Illusionist." Students will need to answer math problems involving integers to help them solve which cure will help the Invisible Illusionist! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Opposite Integers and Absolute Values Clue 2: Comparing Integers Clue 3: Adding Integers Clue 4: Subtracting Integers Clue 5: Multiplying and Dividing Integers This fun integers activity contains 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
Christmas Math Mystery - Case of The Zombie Elves (GRADE 5)
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Christmas Math Mystery - Case of The Zombie Elves (GRADE 5)

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Christmas Math Mystery – Case of The Zombie Elves (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Christmas activity! A great math detective is needed to quickly solve which cure will heal the zombie elves of the virus! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators (Simplifying Answers Required) Clue 2: Multiplying Decimals by Powers of 10 Clue 3: Convert Units of Measurement (Length) – Customary (in, ft, yd, mi) and Metric (mm, cm, m, km) Options are provided to choose from. Answers are different, but clue revealed is the same. Clue 4: Dividing Whole Numbers - Word Problems Clue 5: Convert Mixed Number Fractions to Improper Fractions 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
Geometry  (GRADE 6) - Area, Volume, Surface Area
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Geometry (GRADE 6) - Area, Volume, Surface Area

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Geometry Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned) - "Case of The Giant Goblin!" Students must use their geometry math skills to eliminate locations & possibilities so they can find out where the Shrinkinator is to make the Giant Goblin the right size again! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Area of Parallelograms Clue 2: Volume of Rectangular Prisms with Decimals Clue 3: Area of Triangles Clue 4: Area of Compound Figures Clue 5: Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms and Cubes (Customary and Metric options provided) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Geometry math activity. Available for other grades with different skills/levels of difficulty. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com for assistance. *US spelling used. Please email me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you would like adjusted to suit UK/AUS spelling. Mrs J. © 2015
Valentine's Day Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Heartbreak Hitman (Grade 3)
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Valentine's Day Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Heartbreak Hitman (Grade 3)

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Valentine's Day Math Mystery: Case Of The Heartbreak Hitman. Engage and motivate your Grade 3 students while they use a variety of skills in these NO PREP worksheets to help solve a crime! *US Common Core Aligned GRADE 3 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: Divide by 5 - Clue 2 Worksheet: Area (made of unit squares) - Clue 3 Worksheet: Ordering Whole Numbers (2-digit and 3-digit numbers) - Clue 4 Worksheet: Coordinates - Clue 5 Worksheet: Time - Work out the end time - 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. *US spelling used. Please contact me on jjresourcecreations@gmail.com if you need UK/AUS spelling variations. Thanks!
Christmas Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5) - Case of The Selfish Elf
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Christmas Math Mystery Activity (GRADE 5) - Case of The Selfish Elf

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Christmas Math Activity: Christmas Math Mystery – Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 5 US Common Core Aligned) – Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Christmas activity! Students have to use their math skills to eliminate suspects so they can find out who the Selfish Elf is! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Place Value with Decimals (tenths, hundredths, thousandths) Clue 2: Adding Decimals (tenths, hundredths) Clue 3: Multiplying Fractions (No simplifying required) Clue 4: Convert metric units of volume (ml, L) Clue 5: Dividing Numbers Ending in Zeroes by 1-digit numbers (no remainders) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Christmas 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
Christmas Math Mystery (GRADE 6) - Case of The Zombie Elves
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Christmas Math Mystery (GRADE 6) - Case of The Zombie Elves

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Christmas Math Mystery (GRADE 6 US Common Core Aligned). Engage and motivate your students during math time with this fun Christmas Math Mystery Activity - "Case of The Zombie Elves." A great math detective is needed to quickly solve which cure will heal the zombie elves of the virus! There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery: Clue 1: Adding Integers (-10 to 10) Number line provided Clue 2: Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers Clue 3: Convert Units of Measurement – Customary (in, ft, yd) and Metric (cm, m, km) Options are provided to choose from. Clue 4: Divide Whole Numbers by Fractions (with models for most of the questions) Clue 5: Percent to Fraction Conversion (simplifying fractions required) Pack also includes a suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards. Great Christmas 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