# 3rd Grade Thanksgiving Activity: Thanksgiving Math Mystery - Review

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### Description

This Thanksgiving Math Mystery, the "Case of the Gobbler's Curse" (3rd 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 worksheets to reveal clues as to which potion will cure those under the Gobbler's Curse.

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

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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:

- Multiplying by 3s and 4s

- Match Fractions to Models (No simplifying required)

- Subtraction Algorithms with 2-Digit and 1-Digit Numbers only (No regrouping required).

- Elapsed Time in minutes (answers are 60 minutes or less than)

- Multiplying by 7s and 8s

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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:

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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Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Thankless Turkey (GRADE 3)

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Christmas Math Mystery: Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 3)

Christmas Math Mystery: Case of The Zombie Elves (GRADE 3)

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

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Bundle and Save!

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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Not sure what a math mystery is? CLICK HERE to watch a video about Math Mysteries

TRY A FULL FREE MATH MYSTERY HERE (GRADES 1 - 6 DIFFERENTIATED BUNDLE)

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Mrs. J.

ยฉ 2015

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### Standards

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Understand a fraction 1/๐ฃ as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into ๐ฃ equal parts; understand a fraction ๐ข/๐ as the quantity formed by ๐ข parts of size 1/๐ฃ.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 ร 5 = 40, one knows 40 รท 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

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