Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mentor Text: Math Mysteries

Linking up with Amanda & Stacia for Mentor Texts! So many great ideas in one spot! This week's topic is math. I'd like to share these one minute math mysteries. They're a great opener for a math lesson or if you have a few minutes in between subjects. Each mystery is written on one page and the solution and illustration is on the back. They're appropriate for 3rd-6th grade. I've included a sample.
 It brings a lot of discussion to your groups/class when trying to figure out the mysteries. The best part is your students will realize why they need the math skills you've taught them to solve these mysteries! I show them on the document camera/projector and let my students work in groups to solve. I purchased my copy from Amazon.

 Go check out Collaboration Cuties' mentor text linky-it's filled with great ideas from great teachers!


  1. I hadn't seen those before. They look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  2. This is new to me, but it looks awesome! I am going to have to order a copy.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  3. I've never seen these but they look awesome! Wow! How fun and a great hook into a lesson! I'm so glad you shared these!

    Thanks for linking up, sweet friend!
    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Oh I have this one for Science! I didn't realize they made it for Math as well, a must have! I thought about you today when my brother and I were driving to Palm Coast to meet my mom for Mother's Day lunch and we passed through your city! Hope you had a great Momma's Day!

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

  5. Sounds like a fun book. I really like the length of the stories. Great for keeping down time to a minimum.

    School Is a Happy Place


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