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Mystery Math Town

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
You know you have stumbled on something interesting when you launch this app. You are suddenly taken into a world of mystery and intrigue, and of course, math-skills practice.
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Baseball Player Mystery Puzzle

For Students 3rd Standards
After solving each multiplication sentence square, pupils color the numbers according to the key. What does the mystery picture make? Class members take a swing at problem solving to find out.
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Ancient History Math Mystery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through several organized and attractive worksheets, your learners will make a deduction about tally marks and hieroglyphics to determine what they represent in the ancient numeral system. This is a well-designed, interdisciplinary...
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Water: The Math Link

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Make a splash with a math skills resource! Starring characters from the children's story Mystery of the Muddled Marsh, several worksheets create interdisciplinary connections between science, language arts, and math. They cover a wide...
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Math Poems

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The logic, rhythm, and beauty of math sometimes get lost amidst numbers and variables. Amplify math's lyricism with a poetry project that uses metaphors and similes to compare mathematical concepts to other images.
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Mystery Number

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify mystery numbers. In this numbers lesson, 4th graders discuss how numbers can be described, read the book More or Less, and work in pairs to practice guessing numbers.
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Holiday Math Mystery

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this holiday math mystery worksheet, students fill in fifteen missing numbers that makes each tree correct. Students then use the missing numbers in each tree to find the secret message shown.
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Multiplication Mysteries

For Teachers K - 8th
Arithmetic apprentices practice problem solving and multiplication with a lift-the-flap pair of reproducibles. In this Halloween mathematics lesson, math monsters practice multiplication by making candy corn calculations. They practice...
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The Mystery Line

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Take the mystery out of linear functions. Provided an image with no scale, learners guess where the line that connects them might cross the y-axis. After providing the coordinates of the points, they realize scale is an important...
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Mystery Jars: Make Your Own

For Students K - 4th
There are many ways to implement this estimation and counting activity. Young mathematicians fill jars with objects to create "mystery jars." Add difficulty by using smaller objects. After counting, learners secretly record their exact...
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Mystery Numbers

For Students 3rd
In this mystery numbers worksheet, 3rd graders study, analyze and follow the directions in four boxes to find the mystery number in each box.
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The Game is Afoot - A Study of Sherlock Holmes

For Teachers 5th
Mystery is an exciting genre for young readers to investigate. The plots are so intriguing! Here is a series of lessons featuring Sherlock Holmes stories that invite learners to enter the world of the mystery genre.  Based on what they...
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Math Maven's Mysteries

For Students 5th - 7th
In these math word problem worksheets, students help solve the mystery about 'The Case of the Shifting Shapes.' Students solve the problem by completing a rectangle area problem and also determine where Rex Tangle will appear next.
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Mystery Jars

For Teachers K - 5th
This is a twist on the old "guess how many jellybeans" game. Using estimation and math skills, learners participate in a fun "mystery jars" activity, trying to make educated guesses at how many objects are in two jars. The basic activity...
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Can You Solve the Mystery of the Variable?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Solving a murder is like isolating a variable. Using a video on a murder mystery, the narrator introduces the idea of solving a literal equation for one variable. After solving several equations, the class comes up with a set of...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Zero

For Students 7th - 12th
Travel back thousands of years to the origin of the number system and watch how that development gradually produced the zero symbol. Class members will learn a little bit about math and a little bit about how language is shaped in this...
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Math Puzzle Picture

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The key to solving this puzzle lies in the addition skills of young learners. The first step is to answer a series of decimal addition problems organized in a 4x5 grid. Then cut apart the page of puzzle pieces, each one including an...
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Mystery Liquids: Linear Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the linear equations of the density of water and oil by collecting data on the mass of various volumes of each liquid. They construct scatter plots from the data and use these to write the linear equations for...
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Farm Animal Math

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this farm animal math instructional activity, students find the sum for each of the problems in the top square of ten squares. Students then write the sum in the middle square and find the letter that corresponds to their answer from...
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Mystery Map

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students compare and contrast varying approaches to present information, as they create a workable study guide. They create a Mystery Map with hidden words, facts, or hints to find treasures. Afterward, they interact and discuss...
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Math Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Are your kids math detectives? Do they enjoy solving mysterious math problems? If they don't, they will! Here are two fun word problems set up as clues to a mystery. Students will need to use their math skills to solve these problems.
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Holiday Math Mystery

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this Christmas math learning exercise, students fill in each tree with the missing number to complete the addition problems. Students then use the missing numbers to find the secret message about Christmas.
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Vi and Sal Talk About the Mysteries of Benford's Law

For Students 10th - 12th
Challenge your students to come up with their own explanation of why this interesting mathematical law works! Sal, accompanied by Vi Hart, demonstrates BenfordÕs Law. They challenge the listeners to see if they can give an intuitive...
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Vi and Sal Talk About the Mysteries of Benford's Law

For Students 10th - 12th
Challenge your students to come up with their own explanation of why this interesting mathematical law works! Sal, accompanied by Vi Hart, demonstrates BenfordÕs Law. They challenge the listeners to see if they can give an intuitive...