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Decimals Distance Learning Math Mystery: add, subtract, multiplying decimals ++

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Description

This decimals math mystery activity covers rounding, adding, subtracting, comparing and multiplying skills. This fun activity will engage and motivate your class while getting lots of decimal practice! Students will be using their math skills to solve the Case of The Disappearing Donuts.

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

NEW - Distance Learning Update: I've added a Word Document within the folder that contains a Google Slides link to share this resource with your students via Google Classroom or Drive. 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.

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An optional video hook is now available that you can use to set the stage to engage. It can be viewed for free at the link below:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO HOOK

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Preparation

- No Prep required! 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.

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Math Skills Required to Unlock Clues

There are five clues to crack to solve the mystery:

Clue 1: Comparing Decimals (tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place values)

Clue 2: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10

Clue 3: Rounding Decimals (wholes, tenths, hundredths, thousandths)

Clue 4: Adding and Subtracting Decimals (hundredths)

Clue 5: Multiplying Decimals by Whole Numbers (tenths and hundredths with whole numbers from 2-12)

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

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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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- If you would like more challenging math skills, select a higher grade level version of this mystery.

- If you would like a set of easier math skills, select a lower grade level version of this mystery.

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

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