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.
What is the difference between the Once Upon a Crime Reading Mysteries and the Private Eye CSI Literacy Mysteries>
For ELA based mysteries, I developed two different series that are structured differently:
- The Once Upon a Crime Reading Mysteries
- 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.
The original Once Upon a Crime Reading Mystery Series follow a 'crack the code' format to reveal the clue. This has worked well for many students in many different classrooms. However, since no student or class is the same, recently I decided to develop a new structure that will give teachers the option to change the way these reading mysteries are delivered to best suit their students. In this post, I will explain this new
'B-Edition' structure and the new addition of word banks added to the original Once Upon a Crime Reading Packets.
I developed math mysteries to be versatile in their use. After being in a teaching role that involved seeing 220 different kids a week across K-6, I initially made this math mystery range to be something that I could quickly prepare, engage, teach, be mostly self-correcting, and quick to pack up before heading onto the next classroom.. So, if you've seen these math mysteries and ever wondered what you can use them for, keep on reading.
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!
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