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Australian Money Math Mystery Activity - Year 4 Edition
Year 4 Australian Currency Edition. Make money practice and review time fun with this CSI case file. Your students will unlock clues and use their deductive reasoning skills to find the burglar.
⭐A video hook is provided to set the stage to engage!
⭐A bonus ENDING VIDEO clip is included to celebrate finishing the mystery.
- Print the student pages, staple or place them in a folder, and your students are set to solve the math mystery.
- Have the video hook ready for viewing at the start of the lesson on an IWB, iPad, or computer monitor screen (optional).
- Editable suspects list included: This lets you change the suspect names to alter the final mystery outcome. Two alternative pre-made lists are also included for a quick swap out.
Distance Learning Option: A Google Slides link is provided to complete the worksheets digitally.
⭐Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues⭐
- Clue 1: Adding Notes and Coins (Australian notes and coins)
- Clue 2: Ordering money amounts
- Clue 3: Price Lists
- Clue 4: What can I buy? (Given the amount presented in notes/coins)
- Clue 5: Making change from $20
Also included:
- Printable awards
- Answer key
- Elimination guide
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."
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 and 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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⭐Optional video hook included for introducing the case! (Check it out in the preview section)
⭐BONUS: Ending video added to wrap up the case!
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