# Earth Day Activity: Case of the Litterbug (Grade 5 Earth Day Math Mystery)

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Engage and motivate your students with this fun Earth Day Math Mystery “Case of The Litterbug.” NO PREP, just print and go! Your students will be reviewing a mix of math skills to discover clues that will help them solve the mystery! These NO PREP worksheets are common core aligned and are great for practice and review.

There is an optional video hook that can be used to introduce your students into the activity. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK

NEW - Editable Suspects list added to the packet. This way you can change the suspect names and alter the mystery outcome. There are also two alternative pre-made lists you can use instead. This is a great option if your students have already done this mystery story before and you need to change the mystery answer.

There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery:

- Clue 1: Roman Numerals (Numbers between 1-3000)

- Clue 2: Order of Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division)

- Clue 3: Division (Dividing 2-Digit and 3-Digit numbers by 2-Digit Numbers with remainders)

- Clue 4: Identifying 2D and 3D Shapes, including types of triangles (equilateral, isosceles, scalene)

- Clue 5: Convert Fractions to Decimals (With Denominators of 10, 100, and 1000).

Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.

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. I highly 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." There are lots of ways to implement this activity in your classroom, learn more in the blog post link below:

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

Great Earth Day Math Activity!

This Earth Day Math Mystery activity is available for GRADES 1-6!

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

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

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