Whether you are looking for some inspiration to get your kids excited to write a story, or want to have a fun 'detective' discussion, the prompt below can be used for just that and more.
SUGGESTION FOR USE
Remind everyone that there's no right and wrong, otherwise there would be no room for creative thinking in this task.
Now, I think it is only fair for students to find out what actually happened. Was anyone close to figuring it out?
You may wish to skip this option, but to shed some light to the mystery prompt, here's my story of what happened in the video below.
Solve the case! Is Coolrog really innocent? Or which monster should be put behind bars for this crime? If you are interested in extending this mystery activity by integrating it with your math lesson and giving your students lots of multiplication practice and review, click on your grade level below to find the file case on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Be sure to check out the product description to see the specific multiplication skills covered in that grade version.
Not sure what a math mystery is? Do you want to know more about how to use them? Check out the video below.
You may also like to read this blog post
'Five Easy Ways to Use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.' Still not sure if a math mystery is something you want? Try a full FREE math mystery available to download from my TPT Shop. The link will redirect you to where you can download the multigrade bundle. It is free to register if you don't have a login with TPT. CLICK HERE to find in my TPT store.
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