Graphs Review Math Mystery (Bars Graphs, Pictographs, Line Graphs, Tally Graphs)

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3rd Grade Graphs Review Math Mystery Activity - Case of The Greedy Gnome. Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Slides option provided within your download.

Engage and motivate your students while they practice and review graph skills. Completing the math will unlock important clues that will help them figure out who is the Greedy Gnome!

⭐There is an optional Video Hook available to introduce this activity to your students in a fun way. Check it out in the preview section of this product OR

>> CLICK HERE to VIEW Video Hook <<

A bonus ENDING VIDEO clip is included to celebrate finishing the mystery.

Students must use their math skills and deductive reasoning skills to narrow down a list of gnome suspects to one!

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Preparation

Printable option: Print, make copies, staple the pages together or place the pages in a folder, and your students are ready to begin solving. Place the optional video hook for viewing on your IWB.

Digital option: Look for the Word Document labeled 'Google doc' in your download. Open the file and click on the link given. Make a copy of the Google Slides for each of your students and assign it via Google Classroom.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are FIVE clues to crack to solve who the Greedy Gnome is:

Clue 1 - Bar Graphs (Scale count by 2s)

Clue 2 - Pictographs

Clue 3 - Line Graphs (Scales by 2s and 5s)

Clue 4 - Tally Graphs

Clue 5 - More Bar Graphs! (Scale count by 2s)

Also included:

  • Answer key
  • Printable awards
  • Editable Suspect List
  • Two pre-made alternative lists to swap out with the original for a different outcome
  • Introduction and ending videos
  • Student worksheet pages in Google slides

Distance Learning Update: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete them without having to print the pages. Please note, that you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

How long will this activity take?

The 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 the 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 for reviewing graphs at the end of a unit or for test prep!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

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