Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up number sense! In this project, students will work in teams to investigate the culprit of six fictional thefts. The criminal has left six messages, layered with practice. Teams will work to build a case and present their findings to the court. Hopefully they are convincing enough to win the verdict.
This is a elementary unit with a puzzle solving hook causes many different students to engage in solving traditionally mundane problems. 4th and 5th Grade Common Core Standards are targeted for enrichment and review. Download the preview to see pretty much everything.
In this 16 page document you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, and six number theory criminal scene puzzles.
This puzzle is mapped to Common Core Standards and includes problems featuring the following skills: Operations with Fractions, Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms and Ordering Fractions
An answer key has been added to the end of the file for your convenience.
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