THIS IS A **GROWING** BUNDLE, WHICH MEANS YOU PURCHASE THE CASES AVAILABLE NOW AT A DISCOUNTED RATE AND GET ALL FUTURE CASES FOR FREE! The bundle price will increase with each new case that's added, so the earlier you purchase, the more $$$ you'll save!
I will add at least one case per month, but in reality, I will probably be able to add more than that most months. For now, the cases are 5th and 6th grade skills, but I am happy to add cases for other grade skills. Just send me a message!
My students absolutely LOVE playing Crime Solvers cases in my classroom. The first few we did as a whole class and now we use them in our math centers. They are self-checking and really motivate students to practice their math skills. The majority of the cases align with 5th & 6th grade standards, but they can always be used as review for an older student with a lower math ability.
Here's how this activity works. Students read the case file which gives them all the details on the mystery and their objective. They read through all 6 suspect cards and report on whether each suspect is innocent or guilty using their case report worksheet. They'll know a suspect is guilty if their math doesn't add up. They have to work through all the suspect cards because most times, there is more than one culprit! After solving the case, students read the 'Case Closed' brief and learn the culprits' motives and consequences.
Crime Solvers Cases Included in this Bundle:
1) The Case of the Ruined Reputation (Exponents)
2) The Case of the Sour Lemons (Evaluating Expressions)
3) The Case of the Donut Dilemma (Ratios)
4) The Case of the Pizza Party Prank (Fraction Operations)
5) The Case of the Missing Movie Money (Rates & Unit Rates)
6) The Case of the Candy Shop Conundrum (GCF)
7) The Case of the Grand Opening Giveaway (LCM)
8) The Case of the Forecast Fiasco (Integers on a Number Line)
9) The Case of the Great Rabbit Race (Adding & Subtracting Decimals)
10) The Case of the Watermelon Weigh-In (Multiplying Decimals)
Some upcoming cases involve prime factorization and order of operations.
Thanks for looking and please let me know if you have a skill you think would be great for a case!