Math Mystery Menu Checklist & Guide - 1st Grade

Grade Levels
1st, Homeschool
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6 pages

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This Math Mystery Menu Guide includes my entire first-grade list of math mysteries that use the elimination process. When I create new first-grade math mysteries (I plan to make more), I will update this file to include in the listing.

Teacher/student checklist and reference are on pages 3 and 4 in table format. The table includes a brief outline of skills involved in a specific story packet. Tick the completed box as you, your class, or individual students finish a mystery packet. All of the story titles in the table are hyperlinked. By clicking on a linked title you will be directed to the resource found in my TPT store.

Pages 5 and 6 provide a visual option to use as a checklist instead of the table format. The icons are hyperlinked to the product in my TPT store to check the skills outlined in the product descriptions. The checkbox to tick for completion is underneath each mystery packet icon.

You may also be interested in this Mystery Record and Rank Chart, which gives students an incentive to work through the mysteries. It is free to download and can be used in conjunction with the other type of mysteries found in my store.

Our video hooks are easy to access via our website’s video library – >>click here to find<< and explore.

Ways to use Math Mysteries:

Practice and review tasks (independent/pairs/groups)

- Early finisher task

- Sub-tub

- Enrichment (select a grade level higher to challenge advanced/gifted students)

- Homework/ Assignment

- Use as an assessment for learning or of learning. (Select a grade level lower to review at the start of the unit or on grade level to assess at the end of a unit.)

- The holiday/season themed mysteries work well for spiral review sessions

- Complete as a class by pacing one clue at a time. Only move on to the next clue once the whole class has finished a clue.

- Use as part of your math centers (one clue at a time recommended)


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Bundle and Save!

COMPLETE Math Mystery Bundle - 1st Grade

Holiday Math Mystery Bundle {GRADE 1}

SEASONS Math Mystery Bundle Pack (GRADE 1)


Not sure what a math mystery is? CLICK HERE to watch a video about Math Mysteries or read this blog post: What is a Math Mystery?

Read Blog Post: FIVE Easy Ways to use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.

Check out this blog post to save paper:

How to Create Reusable Math Mystery Files to Save Paper


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Thank you!

Mrs. J.

© 2018

Please note that the Grade 1 Math Mysteries cannot be 'clue swapped' with other Grade Math Mystery versions for customization/differentiation as you usually can with Grades 2-6.

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