Are you looking for a no prep alternative assessment activity or extra practice for 5th grade decimal dividends ? With this engaging cryptogram worksheets, students will practice targeted math skills by solving equations and filling out the mystery message or joke – with a fun Halloween flair!
This quiz alternative will appeal to all students, including homeschool, general ed, and gifted and talented students.
In this PDF, you will get 6 printable pages + bonus teacher pages:
- 1 unique cryptogram puzzles: 26 problems each featuring skills in decimal dividends
- Answer Keys
- Encrypted jokes (guarantied to bring a smile or laugh!)
Required Teacher Preparation & Grading
Zero prep! Simply print and distribute!
Instead of grading completed worksheet or reviewing answers to assess proficiency levels; skill mastery can be determined by who got the joke.
How to use the cryptograms in your classroom
These can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom including:
- A class-wide alternative to a traditional worksheet
- Fun challenge for early finishers
- Extra practice
- Station activity
See Preview for more ideas on how to use effectively in your classroom!
Ideal for Gifted & Talented Students
I work exclusively with gifted and talented students who are often accelerated in math. I have several who don’t like to ask for help or admit that they don’t know everything. However, they are often happy to report a ‘mistake’ in the cryptogram because they believe that two questions have the same answer or that the decoded message has a spelling error. These reports are a great non-threatening way to identify students who need a little extra help while the students are working on the cryptogram rather than waiting until after they complete a worksheet, and it is graded.