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2nd Grade Thanksgiving Activity: Thanksgiving Math Mystery - Gobbler's Curse

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Description

Thanksgiving Math Mystery The "Case of the Gobbler's Curse" (2nd Grade Edition) 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 EASY PREP worksheets to unlock 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!

Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Slides option provided within your download.

NEW - Distance Learning Update: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

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There is an optional Video Hook available to introduce this activity to your students in a fun way. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK

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Preparation

- Print the student pages, staple, or place

in a folder, and your students are set to go.

- Have the video hook ready for viewing at the start of the

lesson on an IWB, iPad, or computer monitor screen.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

- 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)

Students must use critical thinking skills to figure out what the clue is telling them to eliminate from the list of potions.

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Multiple Uses

- Suitable for independent, pairs, or group work.

- Use as part of your math centers, add to your sub tubs, make it part of your early finisher tasks, give for homework, or make it part of your classroom practice/review sessions.

I recommend pacing this activity by giving students one clue at a time. Once the whole class has completed a clue, then move on to the next clue either within the same lesson or the next math session. New math content presented? Make a lesson out of it by modeling the math before diving into the clue. I like to say, "we must learn something new before attempting the next clue."

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How long will this activity take?

Time to complete will vary anywhere between 30mins - 2 hours or more! It mainly depends on how familiar your students are with the math mystery format, as well as how difficult they find math skills covered in the particular mystery. Please check the math skills outlined in the clues above to help determine suitability for your class.

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Want different math skills?

The Case of the Gobbler's Curse is available in the other Grade editions listed below. Click to check out the math skills covered in each packet.

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 1)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 2)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 3)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 4)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 5)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 6)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 7)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 8)

Differentiation and Important Note about the other Grade Editions when the Mystery is the SAME Story Title:

The clues are the same in the other grades if the mystery story is the same. The math is what is different between the grade packs. I designed the mysteries this way to enable differentiating the task within your classroom (without your kids knowing that they might have an easier or harder version than their peers.) You can also 'clue swap' across grades (except for the 1st grade version) as long as the clue number is the same if you find that you'd prefer the math skill for a particular clue from a different grade edition. For example, swap clue 3 from the 4th grade edition with clue 3 in the 5th grade edition and it will still work the same (just the math will be different). I've added an alternative suspect list to the pack to change the mystery outcome, including two pre-made lists for you to swap out if you want a different mystery solution.

There are many different mystery titles in my store available if you'd like more Math Mysteries with different clues and solutions.

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Thank you!

Mrs. J.

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

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