Students will love to practice adding and subtracting within 1,000 with this math product! This products mixes standard equations with word problems to make learning fun and exciting with each new problem! A full answer key is included with this low prep activity.
Students are presented with a mystery to solve-Leon is turning 10 and has invited 5 of his closest friends to his party. However, the cards fall off of the presents as Leon is opening them and he doesn't know who gave him which present! Students will use the clues to figure out who gave which present, and when the present was opened.
But be warned, students must correctly solve a math problem to get a clue. If they are incorrect they will get a clue that may be incorrect! This gives students some feedback, if they receive a clue that contradicts another clue they will know they have made an errror and have to go back!
This low prep activity is as easy as:
1) Print just one problem set for your classroom, and one answer sheet for each student/team.
2) Cut each page of problems (10 pages) in half and place them around the room. Students do not have to solve the problems in order, meaning you can start each team at a different problem and they can work around the room at their own pace.
3) After a team has finished all 20 problems and thinks they have correctly matched the party guest to the gift to the order check and see if they are correct! If they have made a mistake, they can go back through and double check their work!
That's it! Super easy and super fun for students! They will love to get up and move around the room and enjoy solving the birthday mystery!
Each problem gives three answers for students to choose from. I have typically included a distractor as one of the three choices, this will force students to really think about what they are doing.
A full answer key includes the answers to the mystery, as well as every problem in the packet. If a student gets the mystery incorrect, you can simply check over their worksheet and match it to your own. Then, simply tell them to go back to whichever problem they have solved incorrectly, give it another try and then change their sheet.
Included in this product:
Setup Directions for Teachers
An introduction story to begin the mystery
10 Pages of Problems (20 problems in total)
2 Recording sheets for students (one for the math answers, and one for the mystery answers)
A full answer key that mimics the 10 problem set pages and 2 recording sheets.
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