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Sept. 16 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: David Copperfield's Birthday
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Sept. 16 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: David Copperfield's Birthday

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" Ñ 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.

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: 4.OA.B.4, 6.G.A.2, 6.NS.B.3
File Format: PDF
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