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Math Mystery Free Activity {4th Grade Math Spiral Review} - Super Bad Superhero

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3rd - 6th
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Description

This math mystery, “Case of the Super Bad Superhero,” is a great way to add some excitement and fun to your math lessons! Students will be working through a variety of math questions to discover which superhero has gone bad! Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Docs option provided within your download.

NEW - 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 without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

Use this activity as a fun way to assess math skills of your new students at the beginning of the school year. If this turns out to be too hard, set it has a benchmark to try again later in the year.

You may also wish to use this activity as a math center, as part of your sub tub, or as an early finisher activity.

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NOTE: Sometimes the clues are challenging and require logical thinking in the elimination process of suspects. For example Clue #3 is telling students what to KEEP on the list rather than what to cross off the list. Encourage your kids to read the information closely and think about what it means for the elimination process like real detectives. For more logical thinking practice, visit HERE to find some single page logic puzzles that you can download for free.

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*NEW Video Hook added to play when introducing students to the math mystery. The Video has been designed to engage and excite your students into the math activity. Using the video is optional, there is a written story provided within if you prefer.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK

Video YouTube Link

NEW - Editable suspects list added to the packet. This way you can change the superhero names and alter the mystery outcome. There are also two alternative pre-made lists you can use instead.

In this Grade 4 version, the 5 clues cover the following skills:

- Clue 1: Rounding

- Clue 2: Addition (3-digit and 4-digit numbers)

- Clue 3: Subtraction (4 - digit and 5-digit numbers)

- Clue 4: Multiplication Facts (1-12)

- Clue 5: Division Facts (1-12)

PLEASE NOTE: The clues must be completed in the ORDER 1-5 that I have put them in.

Pack also provides teacher instructions, the story, answer sheets, an elimination guide and printable awards.

How long will this activity take?

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 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.

Add extra motivation with this Detective Rank Chart Download the Mystery Record & Rank Chart FREEBIE HERE

MIX & MATCH ACROSS GRADE LEVELS TO DIFFERENTIATE/CUSTOMIZE

You can choose a grade level that suits your class best, and/or mix and match across the same clue numbers (except for the Grade 1 Version) to differentiate and customize the math mystery for your students. The Grade 1 version is simplified as a whole and cannot be mixed with the rest. (For example, swap clue 1 from the Grade 2 version to clue 1 from the Grade 3 version to make that part more challenging for some students.)

This Math Mystery is available for Grades 1-6:

Case of The Super Bad Superhero - GRADE 1

Case of The Super Bad Superhero - GRADE 2

Case of The Super Bad Superhero - GRADE 3

Case of The Super Bad Superhero - GRADE 4

Case of The Super Bad Superhero - GRADE 5

Case of The Super Bad Superhero - GRADE 6

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