A problem solving adventure story where a wrong answer leads to a tragic end.
Students work together to read and solve the problems one at a time. When they think they have the answer to a problem, they look around the room for an envelope with their answer and the next story part. If their answer is correct, they get the next part of the story. If their answer is incorrect, the story comes to a tragic end, giving the students the opportunity to correct their mistake.
A story in 4 parts (4 problems), an epilogue, common wrong answers and story parts that lead to a tragic end for the wrong answers.
Use in small groups and with the whole class.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, story parts and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions, including those with unrelated denominators
Find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number, with and without digital technologies
Multiply and divide fractions and decimals using efficient written strategies and digital technologies
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