Our math resources sometimes lack enough practice for students to build independent math skills.
Number Mysteries could be used as extra practice for seatwork or a math center to address place value.
In Number Mysteries, students identify a 2-digit number using clues. Clues involve common numbers such as “half of a dozen” or the “value of a nickel.”
Students could be asked to represent the mystery number using concrete materials, drawings, or in standard form.