Since late 2017, I've been creating a new set of mystery teaching resources to target reading comprehension and finding text evidence. I've been meaning to give away a free Reading Mystery of the Once Upon a Crime Series TM, to give teachers, homeschoolers, parents, and tutors a chance to try out one of these resources with their kids. So, finally, here's a chance to grab Once Upon a Crime, Twinkle's Lost Shine FREE for a limited time! Read on for notes, tips, and a word of caution for when using this mystery resource!
I strongly believe in encouraging kids to attempt math tasks that are challenging. but fun. Math Quests are a great way to do that in the classroom or at home.
---- In case you've never heard of these teaching resources before, Math Quests are gamified worksheets filled with reading passages, math problems and puzzles. ----
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.
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.
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