This math mystery is a fun way for 3rd graders to solve word problems in a unique way. Kids start reading at the beginning of the book, solve the problems, and go where the book tells them to go! A wrong answer will send them to a 'stopper' that will tell them to go back to where they were working, and TRY AGAIN!
It's time for March Madness and St. Patrick's Day, so I made this mystery a moosh of both...but it is a basic mystery that can be read at any time!
I also added a little more fun...Instead of just having a big book for your kids to share, I included a small book that you can fold and staple so each student can have their own mystery! Great way to save on printer ink, or print in black and white!
This mystery includes these skills:
*subtraction from 1,000
*Time to the nearest minute
*combined rectangular area
*using parentheses to solve multi-step problems
*estimating as to whether you have enough money
There are a total of 10 word problems included in this story. Some of them are multi-step problems as well.
I use these mysteries at my math stations during guided math. I am sure your kids will love this March Madness themed math mystery book as much as mine do! What the next mystery will bring?
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