Valentine's Day Math Mystery Jokes **3rd Grade**

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Help your students celebrate the occasion and practice 3rd grade math skills with these Valentine’s Day Math Mystery Jokes. Included in this unit are five “Valentine’s Day Mystery Joke” question sheets, five corresponding message sheets and answer keys. The question sheets cover the following standards:

*Valentine’s Day Mystery Joke #1 – 3.OA.7 – Basic multiplication
*Valentine’s Day Mystery Joke #2 – 3.NBT.1 – Rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten
*Valentine’s Day Mystery Joke #3 – 3.NBT.1 – Rounding whole numbers to the nearest hundred
*Valentine’s Day Mystery Joke #4 – 3.NBT.2 – Addition & subtraction within 1, 000
*Valentine’s Day Mystery Joke #5 – 3.NBT.3 – Multiplication of one-digit numbers by multiples of ten

To complete the activity, students should answer all the questions on the question sheet then fill in the alphabet table on the corresponding message sheet. Students then use the table to complete the message by putting each letter on the line that corresponds to the correct number. Some letters may occur more than once in the answer and some may not appear at all. If done correctly, a Valentine’s Day joke will be revealed.

These worksheets could be placed in a math center or provided to students for independent math practice.

**The mystery jokes will only be correctly revealed if students are using the question & message sheet of the same number**

For more Math Mystery Phrases, please click HERE

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- Love to Learn, 2017
Total Pages
25 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.


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