New Year Activity : This Math Mystery – Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 5 +6) - will engage and motivate your students to get back into their math work after the break!
As the clock struck twelve into the new year last night, something catastrophic happened all over Mathhattan! Every single computer went berserk, dates flipping back prior to the year 2000 and errors constantly flashing that our current time zone does not exist. A hacker is clearly behind this fake Millennium Bug attack. This New Year a great detective is needed to help find who is behind this cybercrime!
Bundled for a mixed grade or different levels of ability, these worksheets will keep the students engaged. All the clues are the same just with different difficulties. For example, you could swap Clue 1 from Grade 3 to Clue 1 from Grade 4 to make that clue more challenging for some students.
In this New Year Math Mystery, the Grade 5 Common Core skills covered are:
- CLUE 1: Area and Perimeter Word Problems (Customary and Metric Options provided)
- CLUE 2: Multiplying Fractions by Fractions (simplifying required)
- CLUE 3: Subtracting Decimals
- CLUE 4: Dividing 3-digit and 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers (no remainders)
- CLUE 5: Multiplying 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers
In this New Year Math Mystery, the Grade 6 Common Core skills covered are:
- CLUE 1: Percent Word Problems
- CLUE 2: Coordinates (4 Quadrants)
- CLUE 3: Ordering rational numbers (includes positive and negative integers, fractions and decimals)
- CLUE 4: Order of Operations
- CLUE 5: Exponents - Solve for the variable
You will also receive instructions, the story, answer sheets, and optional awards in this New Year Math Mystery Pack.
Thank you and all the best for the New Year!
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This New Year Math Mystery story is also available for the following grades (click on the links to preview the skills included in each):
New Year Math Mystery: Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 2)
New Year Math Mystery: Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 3)
New Year Math Mystery: Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 4)
New Year Math Mystery: Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 5)
New Year Math Mystery: Case of The Millennium Bug (GRADE 6)
See a list of all the Math Mysteries HERE