In this Patterns (Number) Math Mystery Activity – Case of The Poisonous Pizzas (GRADE 3) – students will be practicing and reviewing number patterns to solve who is poisoning the pizzas in Mathhattan! No Prep required, this fun and engaging math activity will motivate your students during math class.
Optional VIDEO HOOK included, which can be used to set the stage to engage your students when beginning this activity. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK
NEW - Editable suspected added to the packet. This way you can change the character names and alter the mystery outcome. There are also two alternative pre-made lists you can use instead. This is a great option if your students have already done this mystery story before and you need to change the mystery answer.
There are 5 clues to crack to solve the mystery:
Clue 1: Applying Number Pattern Rules
Clue 2: Continuing Patterns (find the rule, add or subtract)
Clue 3: Finding a number in pattern (Find the rule + or -, then find nth number in a pattern)
Clue 4: Input/ Output Tables (add, subtract, multiply)
Clue 5: Patterns – Missing Numbers (find the rule to find the missing number, + or –)
Pack also includes a mystery declaration sheet, answer sheets, elimination guide and awards.
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Also available in other grades (or difficulty) levels:
Patterns Math Mystery: Case of The Poisonous Pizzas (GRADE 2)
Patterns Math Mystery: Case of The Poisonous Pizzas (GRADE 3)
Patterns Math Mystery: Case of The Poisonous Pizzas (GRADE 4)
Patterns Math Mystery: Case of The Poisonous Pizzas (GRADE 5)
See a list of all the Math Mysteries HERE