Zippin Down the Freebie Trail

Hi everyone! Welcome to the next stop on the Bunny Trail. (and if you missed the other stops this week, click on the bunny below to go to the beginning!)

This post will be short and sweet, as today is moving day in my household (yay!!!) and my keyboard is packed away (thank goodness for touch screens!)

I have a fun little math page for you today.  It is a "secret code"  page, where the students use order of operations to solve the puzzle.  My students always enjoy these, and I thought yours might too.

So here you go!  I told you, uncharacteristically short and sweet ;)

And now on to your next stop, Kim at Finding Joy in 6th Grade.  Notice how the button is purple?  It matches Kim's blog perfectly!

Oh, and for those of you who saw this earlier but were directed to an unfound can thank the touch screen for that mistake ;)


  1. Oh, Stephanie, that button is my favorite!

    And of course, I am SO excited about the o of o code! It is perfect for the day we come back--after Break--and after they have forgotten all of the things they need to know for "the test." They will be thanking me for a little fun in the drudgery. And I'll tell them they should be thanking YOU!

    Happy moving day!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. I'm just loving this and so glad to be a part of this blog hop, too! Thanks so much for sharing!


    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  3. This is so cool! My kiddos are going to LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing......& on moving day, too! You rock!
    So happy you're a stop on our freebie trail!


  4. I guess I'm zipping backward because I've already been to JOY in Sixth and grabbed her adorable little bluebird of happiness notes! Thanks for this fun secret code math sheet. I used to LOVE puzzles like these as a kid!


  5. Thanks for the freebie! Great review! Congratulations on moving!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. Just what I need. For next year. Since I might be teaching math. :)

    Thanks for all of your hard work!


  7. Thanks for the perfect freebie :) I am so excited about off of your recent good news. Happy moving day! I'm so happy for you. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  8. Thank you so much Stephanie, this is PERFECT for our class right now!!! I hope all is going great and I echo Elizabeth on your news! :) :)

  9. Thanks everyone! I am so glad you like it :)

  10. Good luck moving! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thanks for sharing your "secret"! Happy Spring!

  12. I love finding other upper grade teachers - glad to be your newest follower. Thanks so much for the freebie math page, I'll be using it at tutoring this evening!
    Antonia @ forkin4th

  13. Hey, I know this post is 2 years old, but I wanted to let you know that my kids loved this activity! They did, however find a tiny mistake. Letter B should be (10x2)-10 to get 10, which represents the B in 'bloom' and 'bring'. Just wanted to let you know!

  14. Thank you for the feebie! My kids really enjoyed it....however, there is an error. The equation for letter B is incorrect-- it equals 14 instead of 10. One of my smarties pointed it out!

  15. your 'secret spring code' shared worksheet has an error in it, the B = 14 but should = 10 in order to spell the secret message correctly :)


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