This is a fun way for kinders to practice solving word problems in a unique way. Kids start reading at the beginning of the book, solve the problems, and go where the book tells them to go! If they get the wrong answer, they will have a 'stopper' that will tell them to go back to where they were working, and TRY AGAIN!
I have followed the kindergarten Common Core Standards and have used a simpler vocabulary than I do in my math mysteries for the upper grades. You may want to read this with a small group or maybe even send it home as a fun parent-child activity.
This mystery includes these skills:
*Counting by 10s
*Comparing numbers under 10
*Positional words (above, below, etc.)
*Place value with tens and ones
*Comparing lengths of objects (larger/smaller)
*Counting by 1s
*Numberness (counting 1 to 1)
*Combining groups of objects to find the total (adding)
*Simple addition with objects
There are a total of 10 word problems included in this story.
I use these mysteries at my math stations during guided math. I am sure your kids will love this Valentine themed math mystery book as much as mine do! What the next mystery will bring?
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