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It's time for March Madness and St. Patrick's Day, so I made this mystery a moosh of both...but it is a basic mystery that can be read at any time!

I also added a little more fun...Instead of just having a big book for your kids to share, I included a small book that you can fold and staple so each student can have their own mystery! Great way to save on printer ink, or print in black and white!

This math mystery is a fun way for 3rd graders to practice doing a variety of word problems in a unique way. Kids just start reading at the beginning of the book, solve the problems, and go where the book tells them to go! If they get the wrong answer, they will have a 'stopper' that will tell them to go back to where they were working, and TRY AGAIN!

This mystery includes these skills:
*subtraction from 1,000
*Time to the nearest minute
*combined rectangular area
*equivalent fractions
*division facts
*comparing fractions
*using parentheses to solve multi-step problems
*Elapsed time
*graphing
*estimating as to whether you have enough money

There are a total of 10 word problems included in this story. Some of them are multi-step problems as well.

I use these mysteries at my math stations during guided math. I am sure your kids will love this March Madness themed math mystery book as much as mine do! What the next mystery will bring?

Thanks!
Hilary

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On  March 6, 2012Kelly Whittier (TpT Seller) asked:
I LOVE the mysteries! I bought the third grade one when I wanted the second grade one. Is there anything I can do about this? UGH! I didn't realize until I opened it that I got the wrong one. Thank you for any help you can offer.
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On  March 6, 2012Hilary Lewis answered:
Why don't you email me at hilary35@me.com and I'll send it to you on google docs. Sorry about that!
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On  February 28, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Good Evening Hilary,
I was wonder if you were going to be selling the Case of the Mixed-Up March Madness for either Grade 1 or Grade 2? My kids are loving these!
Thank you,
Allison
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On  February 29, 2012Hilary Lewis answered:
Did you see the new 2nd grade one!? It is out!

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