# 5th Grade Fractions Review Converting Improper Fractions, Multiplying Fractions+

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Fractions Review 5th Grade Edition - Multiplying, Adding & Subtracting Equivalent Fractions

Students must use their fraction math skills to solve the math mystery for the Forgetful Pharaoh! They will be required to apply a variety of fraction skills to unlock important clues, then use their powers of deduction to find where the Forgetful Pharaoh left his scepter.

Suggestion: Pace the clues one by one to keep the class at the same point. If using the clues in a different order, keep the suspect list away from students until all five clues are completed and discovered.

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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.

- Editable locations list included: This enables you to change the location names to alter the final mystery outcome. Two alternative pre-made lists also included for a quick swap out.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

Clue 1: Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers (Simplifying answers required)

Clue 2: Multiplying fractions by whole numbers (simplifying required + writing answers as a mixed number required)

Clue 3: Equivalent Fractions (Write the missing numerator/denominator)

Clue 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with unlike denominators (simplifying answers required)

Clue 5: Multiplying Fractions by Fractions

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

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

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This Fractions Math Mystery is available for other grades. Click on the links to check out what fraction skills are covered in each:

Fractions Math Mystery: Case of The Forgetful Pharaoh (GRADE 3)

Fractions Math Mystery: Case of The Forgetful Pharaoh (GRADE 4)

Fractions Math Mystery: Case of The Forgetful Pharaoh (GRADE 5)

Fractions Math Mystery: Case of The Forgetful Pharaoh (GRADE 6)

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Mrs J.

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