In the “Mystery at the Third Strike Sports Store” (grades 3–5), one of the Math Maven’s Mysteries, students help store owner Nathaniel figure out who won his Third Strike contest!
Students read (and, with audio, listen to) the details of the case –out of five customers, the third is the contest winner. But who was that third customer? Using logical reasoning skills, students map out who entered the store, when, to determine the winner and crack the case.
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
Math mystery games, each with a focuses on a particular area of math reasoning and computation. Requires students to use creative thinking.