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Math Maven's Mysteries

Each mystery challenges students on a certain area of math reasoning. Sharp math skills and creative thinking will help them crack the case.


3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Computer Lab Activities
  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities


The Math Maven is always finding herself in the middle of a fun new mystery, and she counts on her "super sleuths" (grades 3-5) to solve them. Each mystery focuses on a particular area of math reasoning and computation and requires students to use problem-solving and sharp math skills to help her find the solution.

The 27 mysteries cover the following skills and range from easy to medium to difficult:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Whole Number Operations
  • Fractions & Ratios
  • Money & Decimals
  • Patterns & Missing Number Equations
  • Combinations & Probability
  • Measurement & Time
  • Geometry & Spatial Relationships


Learning Objectives

By participating in Math Maven's Mysteries, students will:

  • Use problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Apply math skills in an authentic situation
  • Practice reading skills

Susan Cheyney

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