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The Operations Detective

Ever heard of mystery operations puzzles?

Have you done a mystery word puzzle before? This game is based on the same idea, except you have to look for mathematical operations and not words!

To play this 2-player game you need a grid filled with numbers. In turn, each player looks for three consecutive numbers which form a mathematical operation. Find sums and differences, horizontally or vertically, from left to right or right to left. The goal is to find as many operations as possible. Have fun!

You can get more information about this activity in the “Teachers” section below.