This week I have two freebies for you, and the first one is extra special! It’s a math mystery!
About this book: Peter is 7-years-old and a lover of mystery stories! He is not a lover of math. One day he asked me if I’d write him a math mystery, so I made a deal with him---if he would write the mystery part, I would supply the math part. This is our very first Math Mystery and Peter wanted to share it with other kids.
The Case of the Walking Skeleton is a 9-page e-book, which contains a 6-page story with illustrations and 5 word problems suitable for grades 1-3 (addition and subtraction of single digits, but a couple are multi-step). These are not your typical word problems. Answers are included.
A note: this story is written by a 7-year-old who happens to like Scooby-Doo, Encyclopedia Brown, and the Hardy Boys. It is not a perfectly plotted masterpiece, but it is a lot of fun.
We hope your kids enjoy The Case of the Walking Skeleton and if they do, please leave a comment. Peter has lots of ideas for new mysteries.
The other freebie this week also involves early elementary math: full-color, double-sided addition and subtraction cards (click the link to check them out).
These freebies are a gift to you in honor of Release the Butterflies month here at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds.