This video hook is a fun way to introduce the Simplifying Fractions Math Mystery 'Case of The Shogun's Sword'. Use this video hook to engage your students, and then set your math detectives to the paper part of the task to solve the case.
Simplifying (Reducing) Fractions will be so much fun with this Math Mystery Activity
'Case of The Shogun's Sword.' Students will find themselves in Japan during the year 1850, helping the Shogun solve who switched his precious sword. It's a great way to get lots of practice in simplifying (reducing) fractions to the lowest terms. Available for grades 3-5.
Find the print and go math mystery packets below (choose a level of difficulty that suits your class best, or clue swap across grades to differentiate):
Grade 3 Skills and worksheets
Grade 4 Skills and worksheets
Grade 5 Skills and worksheets
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