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Put some fun in your classroom with this no prep math activity that will allow your students to work on their addition and subtraction within 1000 skills. This math game is a perfect center activity that will give your students practice in solving word problems and standard equations.
→What skills does this mystery focus on?
This product focuses on addition and subtraction within 1000. This targets both word problems and standard equations. Each problem is presented with 3 options for students to choose from as their correct answer.
→What mystery are students working to solve?
This is a birthday party math mystery. In this product, students are given the names of 5 children. Each child has brought a gift to a birthday party; but no one can remember who brought which gift and in what order they were opened. Help the friends determine which child (Marcia, Dwayne, Annette, Jack, Sam) brought which gift (fishing pole, books, art kit, science kit, basketball) and what order it was opened (first, second, third, fourth, fifth).
→What is a Mystery Product?
Mystery products are part of my newest product line. Mysteries are a great way for students to practice a skill with a fun twist. Students will complete 20 multiple choice questions. After each question, they will receive a clue based on their answer. After they have correctly answered each of the questions, students will have solved the mystery.
→What makes this product so great?
These are no prep! (Unless you want to cut the 10 pages of questions in half.)
Students can look at the questions in any order. They can rotate through as quickly (or as slowly) as they need to. This makes management a breeze!
Tracking on the bottom allows students to color in a square as they solve, meaning they won't be confused on which problems they haven't figured out yet.
A full answer key, means you will be able to quickly determine if/where an error was made!
Sometimes students make a mistake, and that's ok too. These are also self checking. Students will receive clues immediately; so if they receive a clue that contradicts a previous clue the student will know know he has made a mistake.
→Do students have to work with a partner?
Nope! That's up to you! These can be used for independent practice, partner work, or group work. Perhaps you'll give a couple of clues a day which will spread the activity out for the entire week! Use this as a morning work activity, or a fast finisher choice!
Setup Directions for Teachers
An introduction story to begin the mystery
10 Pages of Problems (20 problems in all)
2 Recording sheet for students
A full answer key that mimics the 10 question pages and recording sheets
→I love this product! Do you have any more?
Yes! This is my newest product line, and I'm continuing to add more topics. If you have an idea, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the "Ask a Feature" section on TPT. To see my other products like this one, CLICK HERE
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