# Comparing and ordering numbers Review - Math Mystery Outback Outlaw

Supporting document included
This is the optional video hook to introduce your students to the print and go math mystery resource, 'The Case of the Outback Outlaw.' A written story is also provided on page 4 within the paper download. Available to purchase in different grade levels: review the math skills covered in the separate levels to determine suitability for your class. This is a fantastic activity for comparing and ordering numbers review.

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!

Preparation for the resource
- No Prep required! Print the student pages (found via the grade links below), 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.

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

CLICK the links below to find the print and go grade level editions of this math mystery:

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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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.

Please note: MP4 file added to the supporting document area within a compressed ZIP folder. This is for offline viewing needs, especially if you have purchased a complete bundle or custom bundle where I have been unable to upload all of the videos/ email the videos.
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Read Blog Post: FIVE Easy Ways to use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.

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