# Math Mystery: Case of the Missing Snow People | Multi-Step Word Problems

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Math Mystery: Case of the Missing Snow People

This product features five complex multi-step word problems. I created this to help students with their close reading of multi-step word problems. To successfully solve most of the problems, students will need to closely read and use word problem strategies such as Read-Draw-Write (RDW) or C.U.B.E.S.

These were specially designed to illustrate the importance of taking your time with word problems, using a highly engaging format.

This packet would be great as an enrichment for high 4th graders, a supplement for 5th graders, an engaging activity for fast finishers, and Gifted-Talented classrooms. I originally creating this as a challenge activity for my 4th grade high math skills group. It took most of my students 60 minutes to complete the mystery (two 30-minute class sessions).

Included:

• Case File (engaging story hook)
• 5 multi-step word problem clues (one with a U.S. and metric version)
• Differentiated Student "Case Report" (answer sheet)
• Teacher instructions & answer key
• Completion Certificate for students

Skills Covered:

• Clue 1: Completing an addition/subtraction table, 4-digit numbers
• Clue 2: Adding liters & milliliters to find the total volume of a mixture (a conversion of 1 L = 1,000 mL is provided for students); conversion/adding of mixed units is required
• Clue 3: 1-digit by 2- and 3-digit multiplication, adding 3- and 4-digit numbers
• Clue 4: Adding 3- and 4-digit numbers, multiplying 1-digit by 3-digit
• Clue 5: Adding 1-digit and 2-digit numbers

Each clue requires students to closely pay attention to key word problem words such as: more than, more, less, fewer, all together, each, combined, double, times as many, twice as many

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Thank you!

Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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