# Addition (1-20) Math Mystery: Case of the Funny Farm (GRADES 1-2) 5 W's Format

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This addition Math Mystery, the Case of the Funny Farm, will engage and motivate your students to practice their addition skills (within 20). This 5 W's Format Mystery does not require an elimination process, instead, students solve a piece of the puzzle in each clue to discover the who, where, when, what and why in their investigation of the case. Students will need to cut out the picture answer on their clue sheet and paste to their Mystery Case file until all five have been completed.

Ideal for math in the early years: Depending on the ability of your students and where your class is up to in the curriculum, this could be used in Grades 1 and/or 2.
The goal of this mystery is to work towards building fluency with addition facts 1-20.

This fun detective story also encourages literacy skills as students must read simple sentences, comprehend and match information given with a text picture stencil to present on their mystery case file.

You can choose to use this resource in a number of ways. Some suggestions are:
• Complete one clue page daily as part of daily math practice or mental math warmup.
• Homework practice (1 page per day or week)
• Complete all at once as a whole class (guided/groups/pairs/independently)

In this math mystery pack you will receive:
• Teacher Instructions
• The Math Mystery Story, “Case of The Funny Farm”
• Math Mystery Case File – that students will use as they work through each clue
• Clue 1 (WHO) – Addition (0-20) - Comparing answers to solve the clue.
• Clue 2 (WHERE) – Addition Math Mystery Picture (0-20)
• Clue 3 (WHEN) – Addition (Adding three single-sigit numbers), Time (am/pm, yesterday/today) - Crack the code style
• Clue 4 (WHAT) – Addition in a vertical format (0-20) - Crack the Code
• Clue 5 (WHY) – More addition in a horizontal format (0-20) - Crack the Code
• A Literacy Extension Activity for optional use post investigation (Write a Letter)
• Printable awards to give to students who solve the mystery of The Funny Farm.

At this point in time, there is no video hook available for this mystery yet.

I hope your students enjoy. Please do not hesitate to email me on JJResourceCreations@gmail.com or use my store Q & A if you need help or have any questions when using this resource.

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This is a different format to my other math mysteries. This is a 5 W's structure that I hope will work well with younger students. If you would prefer something more challenging or would like math mysteries for other grades/skills you can find more in my store, or CLICK HERE to view the range. All product covers on the website link back to the resource in my TPT Shop.

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