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Thanksgiving Math Mystery Activity: The Thankless Turkey (2nd Grade)

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Description

The Case of The Thankless Turkey (2nd Grade Edition) is a fun Math Mystery game activity to do with your students around Thanksgiving. This fun and engaging math activity will motivate your students during math time.

Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Slides option provided within your download.

NEW - Distance Learning Update: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

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

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Preparation

- Print the student pages, staple or place

in a folder, and your students are set to go.

- Have the video hook ready for viewing at the start of the

lesson on an IWB, iPad or computer monitor screen.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

Clue 1: Identify 2-D & some basic 3-D shapes

Clue 2: Place Value Models (using one, ten and hundred blocks)

Clue 3: Ordering Numbers (up to 100)

Clue 4: Adding Ten to Single/Double-Digit Numbers

Clue 5: Subtracting Ten to Single/Double-Digit Numbers

Students must use critical thinking skills to figure out what the clue is telling them to eliminate from the list of locations.

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Multiple Uses

- Suitable for independent, pairs, or group work.

- Use as part of your math centers, add to your sub tubs, make it part of your early finisher tasks, give for homework, or make it part of your classroom practice/review sessions.

I recommend pacing this activity by giving students one clue at a time. Once the whole class has completed a clue, then move on to the next clue either within the same lesson or the next math session. New math content presented? Make a lesson out of it by modeling the math before diving into the clue. I like to say, "we must learn something new before attempting the next clue."

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How long will this activity take?

Time to complete will vary anywhere between 30mins - 2 hours or more! It mainly depends on how familiar your students are with the math mystery format, as well as how difficult they find math skills covered in the particular mystery. Please check the math skills outlined in the clues above to help determine suitability for your class.

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Want different math skills? Check out other grade editions available for this title.

Also available in:

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Thankless Turkey (GRADE 1)

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Thankless Turkey (GRADE 3)

You may also like these other fun Math Mysteries:

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse (GRADE 2)

Christmas Math Mystery: Case of The Selfish Elf (GRADE 2)

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Mrs. J.

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100–900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100–900.
Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:

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