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The focus is on 3.OA.2 to prepare students for the state assessments in an engaging way! 3.OA.2 is a major focus on the state exam, so reviewing it before testing is ESSENTIAL! Students solve 11 different word problems based on released test questions and 31 division problems (missing divisors, dividends, and quotients) in order to eliminate innocent suspects and crack the case!
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How to Use This EXCITING Activity:
1.Print suspect posters. Tape them up around the classroom with an envelope with each one. Put clues in the corresponding envelopes, as described below. Example: clue 2 goes in the envelope near Erika. Clue 1’s answer is Erika, and leads kids to clue 2, in her envelope.
2.Print clue sheets. This can be done in teams or individually.
Clue #1: Is given to kids first.
Clue #2:Hide under Athletic Arnie
Clue #3:Hide under Nurturing Nancy
Clue #4:Hide under Enthusiastic Erika
CASE CLOSED: Hide under Diligent Daphne
***Read the backstory to class. Give them Clue #1. By solving a clue, kids eliminate a suspect. The next clue is found in the envelope with the eliminated suspect.