This math mystery is a fun way for 1st graders who are heading to 2nd grade, to practice doing a variety of word problems in a unique way.
Kids just start reading at the beginning of the book, solve the problems, and go where the book tells them to go! If they get the wrong answer, they will have a 'stopper' that will tell them to go back to where they were working, and TRY AGAIN!
This mystery includes these skills:
*Time to the 1/2 hour
*characteristics of shapes
*adding 3 1-digit numbers
*counting pennies, nickels, and dimes
*place value with tens and ones
*how to measure with non-standard units
*fractions to 1/4
*counting on under 120
*find the missing addend
*greater than and less than
There are a total of 10 word problems included in this story. Some of them are multi-step problems as well.
I use these mysteries at my math stations during guided math. I am sure your kids will love this summer themed math mystery book as much as mine do! What the next mystery will bring?
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