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Marvin Measurement's Treasure Box - Whole Class Game

PDF | 13 pages|Grades: 4 - 6

A whole class game that consolidates your students’ knowledge of measurement concepts – in a fun way!

Marvin Measurement has secured some precious treasure in a locked box, protected by a four-digit code. He created four measurement puzzles and a riddle for you to solve. By correctly completing the puzzles, you will have the four digits needed to open the locked box and gain access to the treasure within!

Your task is to solve the four measurement puzzles to find the digits needed to unlock the treasure box. Use the final riddle to put the four digits in the correct order. The first group to work out the combination to the lock can open the treasure box and keep the contents!

The activities include angles dominoes, a 24-hour time polygon puzzle, a unit of measurement maze and a shape word search.

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What is the answer for the Polygon Puzzle please?

Erin McMaster · Jun 10th, 2020

Hey Erin, the answer to the Polygon Puzzle is on page 9 of the resource.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 11th, 2020

Great activity. Is it just me or should the last two domino turns read anti clockwise instead?!!

Jen · Sep 22nd, 2019

Hey Jennifer, thank you for having the time to message us. The aim of the domino game is to place them down as they are, unless specified. So the last two, as there is nothing on them, must be places horizontal (across). Same rule applies to the 90 degree ones, which go vertical. The third and fourth to last ones say turn 90 degrees, but they continue to go down as it is not from the last dominoes instruction. We have an answer sheet that can be downloaded by clicking the arrow next to this resources download button. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Sep 23rd, 2019

How did I miss this? Can’t wait to use it with my class!

Rach C · Jul 15th, 2019

Hi Rach,
Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

Kristian · Jul 15th, 2019

My Students absolutely loved this activity! It was so engaging and allowed students of varied abilities to work together. Please tell me that there are more investigation / code cracking activities like this coming soon?

Carmen · Nov 20th, 2018

Hi Carmen,
We have a large range of these code cracking games and activities being worked on at the moment. We hope to have them available as both paper and digital interactives early next year. Keep checking the site, an announcement will be made when they are active. Thanks so much for your interest. If there is anything else I can assist you with please let me know.

Kristian · Nov 20th, 2018

Where can I find the angles domino’s solution?

Kylie Edney · Nov 15th, 2018

Hi Kylie,
If you click the little arrow next to the ‘Download’ button, the solution is the final option in the drop-down menu.
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Nov 16th, 2018

Hi. Can you provide a picture of the dominoes activity solution for clarification/self-marking please?

Ashe Hogan · Sep 6th, 2018

Hi Ashe,
This has been added and is available as a download option.
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Sep 19th, 2018

I was just thinking the same thing! Thanks for asking, and Teach Starter thanks for providing a visual 🙂

Alexia Talbot · Sep 19th, 2018

Hi Alexia, no problem, glad we could help.
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Sep 20th, 2018

Resource Updates

  • Added Dominos solution

    Addition by Kristian Sep 18th, 2018

  • Fixed an error on the Marvin's Measurement Maze. The last two questions on the pathway were doubled up.

    Fix by Holly (Teach Starter) Aug 27th, 2018

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