The Mystery Word Problem Task Cards requires students to work in cooperative groups to collectively solve a problem. What makes the tasks challenging is the students are only able to read the card they are given. They can ask the other members in the group to read the clue as many times as possible, but they cannot read the clue themselves. During this process, students begin to develop reasoning skills and learn from one another.
For your convenience, a teacher card has been included. It has the complete word problem printed along with the answer to the problem. These mystery cards allow teachers to have several groups working simultaneously on different tasks. It is a great activity!