- 5 W's Math Mystery Range - 1st/2nd Grades
- Addition within 1-20 Math Mystery Worksheets - The Case of the Funny Farm
Addition within 1-20 Math Mystery Worksheets - The Case of the Funny Farm
This addition Math Mystery, the Case of the Funny Farm, will engage and motivate your students to practice their addition skills (within 20). This 5 W's Format Mystery does not require an elimination process, instead, students solve a piece of the puzzle in each clue to discover the who, where, when, what and why in their investigation of the case. Students will need to cut out the picture answer on their clue sheet and paste to their Mystery Case file until all five have been completed.
Ideal for math in the early years: Depending on the ability of your students and where your class is up to in the curriculum, this could be used in Grades 1 and/or 2.
The goal of this mystery is to work towards building fluency with addition facts 1-20.
This fun detective story also encourages literacy skills as students must read simple sentences, comprehend and match information given with a text picture stencil to present on their mystery case file.
• Complete one clue page daily as part of daily math practice or mental math warmup.
• Use as an early finisher task for fast/advanced students.
• Homework practice (1 page per day or week)
• Complete all at once as a whole class (guided/groups/pairs/independently)
In this math mystery pack you will receive:
• Teacher Instructions
• The Math Mystery Story, “Case of The Funny Farm”
• Math Mystery Case File – that students will use as they work through each clue
• Clue 1 (WHO) – Addition (0-20) - Comparing answers to solve the clue.
• Clue 2 (WHERE) – Addition Math Mystery Picture (0-20)
• Clue 3 (WHEN) – Addition (Adding three single-sigit numbers), Time (am/pm, yesterday/today) - Crack the code style
• Clue 4 (WHAT) – Addition in a vertical format (0-20) - Crack the Code
• Clue 5 (WHY) – More addition in a horizontal format (0-20) - Crack the Code
• A Literacy Extension Activity for optional use post investigation (Write a Letter)
• Answer Sheets
• Printable awards to give to students who solve the mystery of The Funny Farm.
This is a different format to my other math mysteries. This is a 5 W's structure that I hope will work well with younger students.