Math Missions are designed to last a week during the stations portion of Math Workshop. Students can work individually or with a partner at their own pace. They can write their "agent name" and complete missions in the space provided on the recording sheet or in a math notebook if you prefer (that's what my students do).
This Math Mission is a great ice breaker for the beginning of the school year. Students will have fun getting to know one another and you can also preassess their math knowledge and work ethic.