# Comparing Numbers and Ordering Numbers up to 100 - Math Mystery Activity

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Comparing and Ordering Numbers can be so much fun with this Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Outback Outlaw. Students will be sent down to the outback of Australia to find out who stole all of the opals! In this first - grade edition, your students will be practicing skills in comparing and ordering numbers up to 100 as they try and solve who the Outback Outlaw is!

Students must use their math skills to unlock clues. Then, use their powers of deduction to narrow down the list of suspects to find the Outback Outlaw.

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Optional video hook included for introducing the case!

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Preparation

- No Prep required! Print the student pages, staple or place

in a folder, and your students are set to go.

- Have the video hook ready for viewing at the start of the

lesson on an IWB, iPad or computer monitor screen.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

Clue 1 - Comparing Numbers up to 20 (circle the greater number)

Clue 2 - Ordering Numbers (up to 22)

Clue 3 - Comparing Numbers up to 100 (circle the greater number)

Clue 4 - Ordering Numbers (up to 100)

Clue 5 - More Comparing Numbers up to 100 (circle the lesser number)

Students must use critical thinking skills to figure out what the clue is telling them to eliminate from the list of possibilities.

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Multiple Uses

- Suitable for independent, pairs, or group work.

I recommend pacing this activity by giving students one clue at a time. Once the whole class has completed a clue, then move on to the next clue either within the same lesson or the next math session. New math content presented? Make a lesson out of it by modeling the math before diving into the clue. I like to say, "we must learn something new before attempting the next clue."

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How long will this activity take?

Time to complete will vary anywhere between 30mins - 2 hours or more! It mainly depends on how familiar your students are with the math mystery format, as well as how difficult they find math skills covered in the particular mystery. Please check the math skills outlined in the clues above to help determine suitability for your class.

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This is also included in the COMPLETE Math Mystery Bundle for GRADE 1

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If you would like a more challenging version of this math mystery, there are higher grade levels of this same mystery available.

This Comparing and Ordering Numbers Math Mystery activity is also available for the other grade levels listed below:

Comparing and Ordering Numbers Math Mystery: Case of The Outback Outlaw (GRADE 1)

Comparing and Ordering Numbers Math Mystery: Case of The Outback Outlaw (GRADE 2)

Comparing and Ordering Numbers Math Mystery: Case of The Outback Outlaw (GRADE 3)

Comparing and Ordering Numbers Math Mystery: Case of The Outback Outlaw (GRADE 4)

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Add extra motivation with this Detective Rank Chart Download the Mystery Record & Rank Chart FREEBIE HERE

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Bundle and Save!

COMPLETE Math Mystery Bundle - 1st Grade

Holiday Math Mystery Bundle {GRADE 1}

SEASONS Math Mystery Bundle Pack (GRADE 1)

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Not sure what a math mystery is? CLICK HERE to watch a video about Math Mysteries or read this blog post: What is a Math Mystery?

Read Blog Post: FIVE Easy Ways to use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.

TRY A FULL FREE MATH MYSTERY HERE (GRADES 1 - 6 DIFFERENTIATED BUNDLE)

Check out this blog post to save paper:

How to Create Reusable Math Mystery Files to Save Paper

Browse the range of 1st Grade Math Mysteries HERE.

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Thank you!

Mrs. J.

Please note that the Grade 1 Math Mysteries cannot be 'clue swapped' with other Grade Math Mystery versions for customization/differentiation as you usually can with Grades 2-6.

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