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## Rainy Day Math Mystery Activity Worksheets - 2nd Grade Math

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Rainy Day Math Mystery Activity - 2nd Grade Math Worksheets Edition

The Case of the Never-Ending Rain

**EASY PREP **worksheets, print and solve! Useful for a fun way to practice and review math skills during a rainy day at school.

Students must use their math skills to unlock clues. Then, use their powers of deduction to narrow down the solutions to fix the Weather Control Board that is stuck on the 'rain' setting.

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 possible solutions list away from students until all five clues are completed and discovered.

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Optional VIDEO HOOK available to use to introduce students to this math mystery activity. Check it out below:

- 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: Addition within 100 (with and without regrouping)

Clue 2: Word Problems (Add & Subtract within 100)

Clue 3: Read and interpret a Pictograph

Clue 4: Identify 2D shapes and some 3D shapes

Clue 5: Subtraction within 100 (with and without regrouping)

Students must use critical thinking skills to figure out what the clue is telling them to eliminate from the list of possibilities. Ensure students read and comprehend clues carefully!

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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.

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MORE versions of this math mystery title are in the making and will be available soon.

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Add extra motivation with this Detective Rank Chart Download the Mystery Record & Rank Chart FREEBIE HERE

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