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## Thanksgiving Math Mystery Activity - 4th Grade - Printable & Digital Worksheets

**SKU:**ThanklessTurkey_4thGrade

The Case of The Thankless Turkey (4th Grade Edition) is a fun Math Mystery activity to do with your students around Thanksgiving. These fun worksheets will motivate your students during math time.

>> Print the PDF copy & Solve!

>> Or go paperless with the digital Google Slides option provided within your download. Assign the digital worksheets via Google Classroom.

PLEASE NOTE - Distance Learning Digital Option: There's a Word Document within the folder that contains a link to share this resource with your students via Google Slides. 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. The slides must be in edit view for students to be able to enter their answers.

Optional VIDEO HOOK included, which can be used to set the stage to engage your students when beginning this activity. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK

Bonus ending video clip added 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.

- Assign the Google Slides link via Google Classroom. Make a copy for each student to work on and select 'edit' mode.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

Clue 1: Adding Fractions (Like Denominators) - some reducing/simplifying required

Clue 2: Multiply double-digit numbers by single-digit numbers

Clue 3: Divide double & triple-digit numbers by single-digit numbers (no remainders)

Clue 4: Calculate elapsed time

Clue 5: Place Value of the Underlined Digit (with large numbers)

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

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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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Want different math skills? Check out other grade editions available for this title.

## Thanksgiving Math Mystery 5 W's - Kindergarten Worksheets - Thankless Turkey

Thanksgiving Math Mystery (Kindergarten) “Case of The Thankless Turkey”.

5'W's Mystery Format. Your students will be engaged and motivated by this fun detective story. These worksheets are great for practice and review.

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

## Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of the Thankless Turkey - 1st Grade Edition

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: the Case of the Thankless Turkey -1st Grade Edition. This math activity is a fun way to review and practice mathematical skills in the classroom or at home. Ideal for spiral review, consolidation, math centers, homework, enrichment, early-finisher or the sub-tub.

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

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!

## Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of the Thankless Turkey - 2nd Grade Edition

Thanksgiving Math Mystery: the Case of the Thankless Turkey This math activity is a fun way to review and practice mathematical skills in the classroom or at home. Ideal for spiral review, consolidation, math centers, homework, enrichment, early-finisher or the sub-tub.

**Distance Learning Update: **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.

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!

## Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of the Thankless Turkey - 3rd Grade Edition

This Thanksgiving Math Mystery will add a fun twist to your math sessions. Ideal for consolidation, review, early finishers, homework or the sub tub, this versatile teaching resource will engage and motivate even some of your most reluctant students. The mystery math activity with 3rd grade clue math worksheets are easy to prep, and a fun video hook is provided to set the stage to engage!

**Distance Learning Update: **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.

## Thanksgiving Math Mystery Activity - 4th Grade - Printable & Digital Worksheets

The Case of The Thankless Turkey (4th Grade Edition) is a fun Math Mystery activity to do with your students around Thanksgiving. These fun worksheets will motivate your students during math time.