In this Place Value Math Mystery Puzzle Activity - “Case of The Puzzled Pirate,” students must solve a variety of place value math questions to reveal clues to help the puzzled pirate find the treasure! Great for place value review!
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NEW - Editable Locations list added to the packet. This way you can change the location names and alter the mystery outcome. There are also two alternative pre-made lists you can use instead. This is a great option if your students have already done this mystery story before and you need to change the mystery answer.
Captain Penguin Pete has reluctantly admitted that he is having some difficulty in reading the map! Students will be using their math skills to eliminate locations off the map to find the treasure!
There are 5 Clues to Crack:
Clue 1: Word Names for Numbers
Clue 2: Value of the Underlined Digit
Clue 3: Comparing Numbers (Circle the greater number)
Clue 4: Converting between Place Values
Clue 5: Rounding Numbers up to 1,000,000.
(Please note that the numbers in this version are large, ranging between 1 to over 1,000,000.)
Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
This math mystery is also available for Grade 3 (or if you would like an easier option), click on the link below to view:
Place Value Math Mystery: Case of The Puzzled Pirate (GRADE 3)
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