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If your students love a good puzzle that engages their attention while reviewing various math skills, this "Whodunnit?!" problem is perfect for your class - virtually or in person!


None of my Whodunnit puzzles involve a violent crime.

The Case of the Missing Bird asks students to solve the mystery of who stole the turkey that was meant for Thanksgiving dinner!


Students must answer 10 multiplication and division problems to earn clues to eliminate suspects, last known whereabouts and why the turkey was taken!


Skill practice:

2x1 multiplication

3x1 multiplication

2x2 multiplication

2x1 division

3x1 division

*there are a few multi-step problems


What's Included in My Download?


- The first version has all suspect names included

- A second option allows your to write in your own student names to increase engagement and classroom community

- Student Answer Worksheet

- Detailed teacher instructions

- Answer Key



- Links provided to access this activity digitally: make a copy of the digital puzzle to easily share with students.

- Google Slides for students to keep track of clues.

- Links to TWO Google Forms for students to self-check their work - clues will not be provided until students correctly answer the questions


NEW! Differentiated forms:

One offers possible answers to help guide students.

The second does not offer any answer suggestions.


This is a great activity for multi-grade classrooms, supply plans, skill practice or math center for individual practice or group activity! 




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Whole Number Multiplication and Division Whodunnit?! Mystery

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