I strongly believe in encouraging kids to attempt math tasks that may sometimes be a bit beyond their level (by a reasonable amount of course). Math Quests are a great way to do that in a fun way.
 In case you've never heard of these teaching resources before, Math Quests are gamified worksheets that I created with the aim to engage and challenge students in the classroom or at home.  So, what are Math Quests used for in the classroom? In this post, I aim to outline multiple ways these easy prep printables can be used as part of your curriculum.
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Adding some fun background music while completing a math or reading mystery can create a positive working atmosphere in the classroom. Your student detectives will feel more immersed in the mystery task and, hopefully, be more motivated to persevere through the more challenging questions and puzzles. Like a workout, the type of music you choose to go with the rhythm of the activity is important. So, in this blog post, I've rounded up some music track suggestions, from YouTube, for you to readily find and play when doing a mystery activity at home or in the classroom.
For ELA based mysteries, I developed two different series that are structured differently:
 The Once Upon a Crime Reading Mysteries AND  The Private Eye CSI Literacy Mysteries I'm often asked what's the difference between the two, so I thought this week it would be helpful to write a post to explain the difference and show samples from each type of resource.
We've listened to your feedback and decided it was time to give the Case of the Divided Dragons video hook a fresh new makeover. We think this new introductory video will help engage and motivate your students to use their division and problem solving skills to find the guilty dragon in this math mystery! Read on to check out the new video for the Division Skills focused math mystery  the Case of the Divided Dragons.
Math Detectives, we need your help!
If you are looking for a winter themed math activity that will engage and motivate your kids to do math this chilly season, the Case of the Snowman Army will capture their attention and educate along the way! Ideal for a seasonal math spiral review, continue reading to take a sneak peek what's inside this C.S.I. packet that will require your math detectives to save the day!
Getting back into the classroom after being on 'holiday mode' can be challenging for most students and teachers. Setting a fun tone into easing back after the break will make the transition easier. In this post you will find some teaching resources and ideas to making kicking off 2019 in the classroom fun and breezy for everyone!

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