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## Back to School Math Mystery Activity - 3rd Grade Edition - Cursed Classrooms

**SKU:**Cursed_Classrooms_3rdGRADE

Back to School Math Mystery: the Case of The Cursed Classrooms - 3rdGrade Edition.

**Easy prep! Just Print & Solve! Or go paperless with the new Google Slides option provided within your download.**

Useful for a fun way to practice and review math skills early in the school year.

Students must use their math skills to unlock clues. Then, use their powers of deduction to narrow down the suspects to find who cursed the classrooms!

Suggestion: Pace the clues one by one to keep the class at the same point. If using the clues in a different order, keep the suspect list away from students until all five clues are completed and discovered.

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Preparation

- Print the student pages, staple or place in a folder, and your students are set to go.

- Have the video hook ready for viewing at the start of the lesson on an IWB, iPad or computer monitor screen.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

- Clue 1: Adding numbers up to 100 (no regrouping)
- Clue 2: Subtracting numbers up to 100 (no regrouping)
- Clue 3: Comparing numbers up to 100
- Clue 4: Adding and Subtracting numbers up to 100 (with regrouping)
- Clue 5: Ordering numbers up to 150

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Multiple Uses

- Suitable for independent, pairs, or group work.

- Use as part of your math centers, add to your sub tubs, make it part of your early finisher tasks, give for homework, or make it part of your classroom practice/review sessions.

I recommend pacing this activity by giving students one clue at a time. Once the whole class has completed a clue, then move on to the next clue either within the same lesson or the next math session. New math content presented? Make a lesson out of it by modeling the math before diving into the clue. I like to say, "we must learn something new before attempting the next clue."

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How long will this activity take?

Time to complete will vary anywhere between 30mins - 2 hours or more! It mainly depends on how familiar your students are with the math mystery format, as well as how difficult they find math skills covered in the particular mystery. Please check the math skills outlined in the clues above to help determine suitability for your class.

Currently available in a DIGITAL Game version with three math levels in one!

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