OH no! The city is being destroyed! What could be causing this chaos?
Use this mystery prompt to see what ideas your students come up with about 'what could have happened?
Prep: Print and laminate the image below into a card to use for an early finisher or writing center activity.
Display on the board for a whole class writing activity.
There are plenty of ways you may wish to use this prompt. If you would like some ideas, please keep reading below the image prompt.
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. Did anyone use the dragons in the image as part of their story? The dragons forms the main part of my story idea.
The below video is my original story that goes with this prompt. This is in no way a 'correct' answer, just an example of the story building to something else with lots of extra detail beyond the image prompt.
You may wish to skip this option.
Solve the case! Which Dragon is causing the division?
If you are interested in extending this mystery activity by integrating it with your math lesson and giving your students lots of division math practice and review, click on your grade level below to find the file case on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Each of the five math pages will require students to complete math involving division to unlock clues. Be sure to check out the product description to see the specific division 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.'
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