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## Back to School Math Mystery - The Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 8th Grade Edition

**SKU:**CURSED_CLASSROOMS_8thGrade

Back to School Math Mystery Activity - 8th Grade Edition Math Worksheets *(Reviews 7th Grade Math Skills - ideal for assessment at the beginning of the school year).*

Mystery Case: The Case of the Cursed Classrooms

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

Distance Learning Option: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

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

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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Optional VIDEO HOOK available to use to introduce students to this math mystery activity. Check it out in my video library >>HERE<<.

>>NEW<< - Optional ENDING Video Clip: For this particular paper math mystery I've included a short video that you can use at the end of the mystery to wrap up the activity.

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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.

- Or open the Google Slides link, make digital copies for your students and assign via Google Classroom.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

- Clue 1: Add and Subtract Decimals (Positive & Negative)
- Clue 2: Calculate Unit Prices with Decimals
- Clue 3: Multiply and Divide Decimals (Positive & Negative)
- Clue 4: Solve Linear Equations with like terms (Solve for x)
- Clue 5: Ordering a mix of Positive and negative numbers, integers, decimals, percents, and fractions.

Students must use critical thinking skills to figure out what the clue is telling them to eliminate from the list of possibilities.

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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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Need different math skills? Check out the other grade editions available below to solve the Case of the Cursed Classrooms (great for differentiating in your classrooms too):

## Back to School Math Mystery: Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 1st Grade

Back to School Math Mystery: the Case of The Cursed Classrooms -1st Grade 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.

(Please note that the Grade 1 math mysteries contain a smaller possibilities list, and include profile pictures with the information).

## Back to School Math Mystery - The Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 2nd Grade Edition

Back to School Math Mystery: the Case of The Cursed Classrooms -2nd Grade Edition.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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.

## Back to School Math Mystery - The Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 4th Grade Edition

Back to School Math Mystery Activity - 4th Grade Edition Math Worksheets *(Reviews 3rd Grade Math Skills - ideal for assessment at the beginning of the school year).*

Mystery Case: The Case of the Cursed Classrooms

Distance Learning Option: There's a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

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

## Back to School Math Mystery - The Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 5th Grade Edition

Back to School Math Mystery Activity - 5th Grade Edition Math Worksheets *(Reviews 4th Grade Math Skills - ideal for assessment at the beginning of the school year).*

Mystery Case: The Case of the Cursed Classrooms

Distance Learning Option: There's a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

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

## Back to School Math Mystery - The Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 6th Grade Edition

Back to School Math Mystery Activity - 6th Grade Edition Math Worksheets

The Case of the Cursed Classrooms

Distance Learning Option: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Doc link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. Parts of the pages are editable so that your students can complete without having to print the pages. Please note, you will need to make a copy of the Google Slides to your drive before you can edit.

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

## Back to School Math Mystery Activity 7th Grade Edition - Case of the Cursed Classrooms

Back to School Math Mystery Activity: the Case of the Cursed Classrooms - 7th Grade Edition Worksheets.This math activity is a fun way to review and practice mathematical skills at the beginning of the school year.

Ideal for assessing retained math skills, spiral review, consolidation, math centers, homework, enrichment, early-finisher or the sub-tub.

Students must complete math worksheets to unlock clues. Then, use their powers of deduction to narrow down the list of possibilities to solve the mystery case!

## Back to School CSI Digital Math Game Mystery: Cursed Classrooms (Differentiated Math Pack)

Back to School CSI Digital Math Mystery GAME. The Case of The Cursed Classrooms in a digital game format and can be played on any device with an Internet connection. Mystery meets escape room with this style of game. Your students will need to discover passwords at the end of each clue in order to access the next clue. Your Teacher copy will contain all links and passwords.

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**MATH SKILLS:**

There are **THREE LEVELS** of the game to choose to play! The Mystery outcome is different at the end of each level, so you can choose to play all levels and the culprit will be different in each.