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This Winter Math Mystery Activity (2nd Grade Edition) will get your students excited about reviewing some important math skills this season. "A terrifying army of snowmen are marching towards our city by the hundreds and could be at your doorstep before dawn if they are not stopped! The people of Mathhattan are hoping that a brilliant math detective will be assisting Larry the Wizard and the police to find the Ice Queen."
An optional video hook is available to use to introduce this activity to your students.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK - Suggestion: The video may be too scary for second graders, I recommend using the written story instead, which is not as creepy. However, you know your students best, please check before showing if you want to use the video.
A written story is also provided within the PDF mystery file to use as an alternative.
Editable Locations list added to the packet. This way you can change the place names and alter the mystery outcome. There are also two alternative pre-made lists you can use instead.
There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery:
- Clue 1: Comparing Numbers (Numbers between 1-100)
- Clue 2: Length Word Problems using Addition and Subtraction with the same units used in a question (Customary and Metric Options included)
- Clue 3: Adding Multiples of 10
- Clue 4: Even Numbers
- Clue 5: Addition and Subtraction (2-digit numbers, no regrouping)
Instructions, mystery story, awards, answers sheets and an elimination guide are also provided.
This math mystery story is currently also available for Grades 2-6: