Decomposing Fractions Math Mystery


Are you looking for a way to spice up your fraction lessons? Now you can cultivate excitement in your math class as you review decomposing fractions with these engaging mystery math cards! Tackle the difficulties of decomposing fractions while weaving in problem solving skills and a little critical thinking in this engaging and highly motivating fraction activity.


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Engage your upper elementary students with a little mystery during their math hour with these decomposing fractions mystery cards. Students work through a set of cards answering questions. Each answer brings them one step closer to solving the mystery.


What Concepts & Skills are Covered?

  • Decomposing of fractions
  • CCSS 4.NF.3b
  • Includes some visual representations
  • Includes the use of the word not in the questions
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical reasoning skills


What’s Included?

  • 27 mystery problem cards for practice and reinforcement
  • Color and b/w versions
  • Mystery clue sheet & recording sheet
  • Some questions have visual representations
  • Answer key


Why Grab This Resource?

  • The mystery solving element transforms the math practice into an exciting challenge, captivating students’ attention and motivating them to participate actively
  • It invokes critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ready made materials and adaptability helps make planning easier and save time while doing it.


This engaging fractions activity is not only easily adaptable and helps save time for upper elementary teachers like you with lesson planning, but it’s also a motivating tool to practice and reinforce those all important decomposing fractions concepts, build problem solving skills, & support student learning in an interactive way! Try it today and start building a love for math!


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