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!
An army of marching snowmen are headed straight towards the city, freezing everything in their path! Your students' must use their math skills to solve the clues and find the Ice Queen in order to save Mathattan!
FIRST, set the tone with this chilling video hook . . . (optional to use).
(Use on the IWB for the whole class or on a tablet at a math center for viewing.)
With 5 clue codes to crack, this ‘easy-prep’ engaging Math Mystery will have your students eager to do the math!
Each correct math answer unlocks a letter in the hidden clue message. See example below:
Each clue will help your students narrow down a list of possible locations. This part of the activity requires critical thinking and deductive reasoning as students must carefully read the clue, comprehend the message, and decide what it means to cross off the list. See sample below.
Please note that these are not answers but just an image example of how it works.
If done correctly, only one row will remain after all five clues have been completed. The final row remaining is where you will find Waldo hiding the Ice Queen!
Celebrate solving the mystery with the printable awards included in the packet.
Available in editions from 1st grade to 6th grade, this no prep print and go CSI math mystery will add an interesting twist to your math sessions this winter.
- Spiral Review
- Early Finishers
- Math Centers
Click a grade level button below to learn more about the math content covered in each.
Please note: The grade levels are not marked on individual worksheets.
Clue swapping is enabled between the 2nd-6th grade editions to allow for differentiation. If you would like to see how a math mystery works in different grade levels before buying, there's a free multi-grade bundle available HERE to check out.
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