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. This is the 4th grade version and takes the difficulty level up a notch from the 3rd grade version of this mystery. Demoninator answers range between 2-12 in this mystery.
PLEASE NOTE: **An editable suspect list also included in the download.
There are FIVE clues to crack to solve who switched the Shogun's Sword:
Clue 1 - Simplifying/Reducing Fractions
Clue 2 - Simplifying/Reducing Fractions
Clue 3 - Simplifying/Reducing Fractions
Clue 4 - Simplifying/Reducing Fractions (Lots of practice with multiples of ten in both the numerator and denominator for this clue)
Clue 5 - Simplifying/Reducing Fractions
- In this 4th grade version, the denominators of simplified answers are between 2-12.
You will also receive teacher instructions, a story, suspect list, suspect declaration sheet, answer sheets, and printable awards. A GLOSSARY page included at the very end.
Thank you and enjoy!
This Math Mystery Story is also available in an easier version and a more challenging version, click the links below to learn more:
Simplifying Fractions: Case of The Shogun's Sword (GRADE 3)
Simplifying Fractions: Case of The Shogun's Sword (GRADE 5)
This math mystery is also included in the following bundles:
Complete Math Mystery Bundle for GRADE 4
SKILLS Math Mystery Bundle (4th Grade)
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