Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up number sense!
CSI: Pre-Algebra is a collection of nine different algebraically inspired mathematical puzzles with a little international pizazz. The nine puzzles intend to target specific Pre-Algebra units and add a little flair to the ordinary challenge question.
Save by buying the entire book! Each of the 9 projects is sold separately for $5. So at $25 you get almost a 50% discount!
Each puzzle has 6 “scenes” which will uncover a mystery variable. These six mystery variables will be used to decode a cryptic text message and if everything is correct, the result will match one of the six suspects.
In this product you will receive ALL NINE different puzzles..
Unit 1: Operations & Expressions: Order of Operations, Verbal Expressions, Adding & Subtracting Integers, Using Formulas, Combining Like Terms
Unit 2: Factors, Primes & Multiples: Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, Prime Factorization, Divisors
Unit 3: Equations & Inequalities: One-Step and Two-Step Equations and Inequalities, Word Problem Application
Unit 4: Decimals: Operations with Decimals, Equations with Decimals, Place Value, Rounding, Number Line Estimation
Unit 5: Exponents, Roots & Scientific Notation: Exponents and Roots, Converting Scientific to Standard Notation, Evaluating Expressions, Compound Interest, Square Root Approximation
Unit 6: Fractions: Operations with Fractions, Equations with Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Writing Fractions from Real World Situations, Common Denominator
Unit 7: Ratio, Proportion & Percent: Converting between Ratio, Percent and Decimal, Similar Figure, Scale Factors, Percent Word Problems, Simple Interest
Unit 8: Coordinate Plane: Ordered Pairs, Sketching Functions with Tables, Linear vs. Non-Linear Functions, Non-Euclidean Planes, Translations
Unit 9: Data Analysis & Probability: Permutations, Mean, Median, Mode & Range, Histograms, Box and Whisker Plots, Conditional Probability, Theoretical vs. Experimental Probability
Each puzzle has an ANSWER KEY included.
If you are teaching 7th or 8th Grade and are looking for fun review activities and enrichment problems, I have you covered. Student Satisfaction Guaranteed or I'll give you your money back.
I have used these puzzles with much success with a variety of students. Enrichment for advanced students. Review for state graduation exams. The puzzle solving hook engages many different students in solving traditionally mundane problems. Be the cool teacher :-)
In this Zip file you will receive 127 pages of documents including nine separate puzzles and their answer keys.
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