This math mystery is a fun way for 1st graders to practice doing a variety of word problems in a unique way. I am sure your kids will love this math mystery book as much as mine did! It is a fun way for them to practice doing a variety of word problems in a unique way.
I have followed the 1st grade Common Core Standards and have used a simpler vocabulary than I do in my math mysteries for the upper grades. You may want to read this with a small group or maybe even send it home as ’homework’
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 nearest half hour
*Measuring to the inch
*Comparing lengths of objects
*Counting by 1s
*Recording info on bar graph
*Place value (tens and ones)
*Greater and less than
There are a total of 10 word problems included in this story.
I use these mysteries at my math stations during guided math. I am sure your kids will love this Valentine themed math mystery book as much as mine do! What the next mystery will bring?
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