Easter Math Mystery | Spring Math

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1st grade Math Mystery: Who Stole the Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny is missing! This is a math mystery where students have to solve 4 different clues. There are 8 suspects and students discover the thief by process of elimination.

Math skills included:

Student Mini-Reader: Students read the book Who Stole the Easter Bunny? before starting to solve the mystery. The last two pages will be completed after the mystery is solved.

Suspect List- There is a suspect list that the students that students will use after solving each clue.

120 Chart Puzzles- there are 14 problems that will reveal a clue when finished.

Addition within 20- there are 14 problems where students solve addition problems to reveal clue #2.

Subtraction within 20- there are 11 problems where students solve subtraction problems to reveal clue #3.

Place Value within 100- there are 9 problems where students count the tens and ones blocks to reveal clue #4.

When finished, students know who the thief is and Easter is saved!

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27 pages
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30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones - called a “ten.”
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.


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