3rd Grade Thanksgiving Activity: Thanksgiving Math Mystery - Review

Grade Levels
Formats Included
Zipย (26 MB|16 pages)
Standards
$4.00
Digital Download
$4.00
Digital Download
Share this resource

Also included in

  1. Thanksgiving Math Mystery differentiated bundle for 1st grade through to 8th - The Case of the Gobbler's Curse! This download includes all of the grade editions available for this math mystery story packet.You can Clue Swap across the 2nd-8th grade editions to customize/differentiate the math in the
    $16.00
    $32.00
    Save $16.00
  2. CSI Math Mysteries for the holidays! 3rd Grade Edition. These fun math mystery activities will get your students excited about doing math review! Save time and money with this Math Mystery HOLIDAY bundle for Grade 3!Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Docs option p
    $51.00
    $68.00
    Save $17.00
  3. Math Mysteries COMPLETE 3rd Grade Collection! This complete Math Mystery bundle contains all of my math mysteries for Grade 3 up to date! Make math fun and exciting with these engaging activities that will motivate even some of your most reluctant learners.Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go pa
    $136.00
    $181.50
    Save $45.50
  4. This Complete Math Mystery Tri-Grade Bundle contains all of my math mysteries currently in the range available for Grades 1, 2, and 3! Make math fun and exciting by adding a mystery twist to your worksheets. Your students will gain lots of math practice, while also developing their critical thinkin
    $361.20
    $451.50
    Save $90.30
  5. This Complete Math Mystery Tri-Grade Bundle contains all of my math mysteries currently in the range available for Grades 3, 4, and 5!Make math fun and exciting by adding a mystery twist to your worksheets. Your students will gain lots of math practice, while also developing their critical thinking
    $409.60
    $512.00
    Save $102.40
  6. This Complete Math Mystery Tri-Grade Bundle contains all of my math mysteries currently in the range available for Grades 2, 3, and 4!Make math fun and exciting by adding a mystery twist to your worksheets. Your students will gain lots of math practice, while also developing their critical thinking
    $403.20
    $504.00
    Save $100.80

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.

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.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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."

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You may also like:

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

Thanksgiving Math Quest: The Terrible Turkey Takeover

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

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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)


Browse the 3rd Grade Range:

>>Download the FREE 3rd Grade Checklist here:<<

>> CLICK HERE to follow my store <<

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

For more ideas, activities, and resources, follow my store (by clicking the little green star) to stay updated on new releases. We can also stay connected via:

Blog

Pinterest

Facebook

___________________________________________________________________

Thank you!

Mrs. J.

ยฉ 2015

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpTโ€™s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up