In this puzzle for middle school math, students solve clues to find digits of the Mystery Year of magician David Copperfield's birthday, September 16th. Students will perform a series of operations in a number "trick" and then use algebra to show why the trick works. Other skills are applying order of operations and finding volume of a right rectangular prism.
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- 1-page printable student puzzle
- 2-page digital version with horizontal layout and larger print
- 4 pages of Teacher Notes including step-by-step solutions, historical notes, and more
- 1-page How to Use History-Mystery Puzzles