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Thursday, May 16, 2013

FREE Math Mystery E-book for Primary Grades

Free Math Mystery e-book for early grades at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

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.

Release the Butterflies freebie at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds


5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these. I clicked on the link to check out the cards, but it takes me right back to the post rather than to the printable.

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  2. Oops! Thank you for bringing that to my attention. All fixed!

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  3. I haven't read this with my 7 year old son yet, but wanted to thank you for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for sharing. I'm printing the book now so my daughter, a LOVER of mysteries, can do this for 'school' tomorrow. ;)

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