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Nov. 9 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: Birthday of Benjamin Banneker
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Nov. 9 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: Birthday of Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9 of the Mystery Year. As students solve clues for the year, they use problem-solving strategies "Guess, Test, and Revise" and "Make a Table" to solve a problem similar to one published by Banneker. An Extension asks students to solve Banneker's original version of the problem by solving a system of equations. This engaging puzzle is perfect for middle school students and up.

Your PDF download includes:
  • 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
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Common Core Standard: MP1, MP6
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