# 3rd Grade Christmas Activity - CSI Christmas Math Mystery : Zombie Elves

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This Christmas Math Mystery, the 'Case of the Zombie Elves' (3rd Grade Edition) will add an exciting twist to your math sessions. NO PREP Required!

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There is an optional Video Hook available to introduce this activity to your students in a fun way. Check it out in the preview thumbnail section or

>> CLICK HERE TO VIEW Case of The Zombie Elves VIDEO HOOK! <<

Students must use their math skills to eliminate possibilities so they can discover the correct cure for the zombie virus plaguing the North Pole!

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Preparation

- No Prep required! 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:

Clue 1: Multiplying by 6s and 9s

Clue 2: Addition (Horizontal)- 2-digit and 3-digit numbers (regrouping required)

Clue 3: Rounding Numbers to the Nearest Ten (2-digit and 3-digit numbers)

Clue 4: Addition Word Problems (2-digit & 3-Digit Numbers)

Clue 5: Multiplying by 10s and 11s

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

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Multiple Uses

- Suitable for independent, pairs, or group work.

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 Zombie Elves is available in the other Grade editions listed below. Click to check out the math skills covered in each packet.

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Christmas Math Mystery: Case of the Selfish Elf (Grade 3)

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Christmas Math Quest: Reindeer Round-Up!

New Year Math Mystery: Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 3)

Christmas CSI DIGITAL Mystery for Zombie Elves (Save paper and Santa!) - Division Facts 1-12

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Add extra motivation with this Detective Rank Chart Download the Mystery Record & Rank Chart FREEBIE HERE

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COMPLETE Math Mystery Bundle for GRADE 3

HOLIDAY Math Mysteries Bundle Pack GRADE 3

SKILLS Math Mystery Bundle (3rd Grade)

SEASONS Math Mystery Bundle Pack (GRADE 3)

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Mrs. J.

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