For each 3-digit mystery number activity, your students will work step-by-step, using the clues to eliminate numbers and figure out which one is the mystery number. They will work with math vocabulary such as odd, even, greater than, less than, sum, difference, and much more. A fun, engaging way to build problem-solving skills too!
Ideas for Use
Use these mystery number activities:
- in your morning work routine
- as a math warm-up
- with small group guided math
- as early finisher activities
20 math vocabulary mystery number activities are included in this package for 3-digit numbers to 1,000.
I’ve included this resource in both a print and digital version so you can choose the version that best suits your needs. The digital version is provided in Google Slides™ format, meaning that you will require a Google account to access it. You can also use the digital version in Microsoft TEAMS by saving as a PowerPoint first.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Awesome resource which is quick and easy to use and generates many discussions and math talk around important concepts and strategies for my students. It's very accommodating for students with varying abilities and great to let my students share their ideas, thinking and strategies." beth L.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My child really enjoys doing this. We do it before our main math lessons and it helps him feel excited to start school. As a homeschool parent, this is something that I appreciate." Roxana R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My students absolutely LOVE these! We used these after recess to kick off our math block as a challenge problem. They love playing detective to find the mystery number!" Emily M.