Lauren Fulton Math

Area and Circumference of Circles Activity Mystery


Looking for an engaging, digital and printable, way for your students to practice finding the area and circumference of circles? Your students will love working with circles to solve this murder mystery!

Students become suspects after a coffee shop employee is found murdered, and they must solve circumference & area problems to clear their name and figure out who did it! As soon as students enter the classroom, they're given a unique character card and they assume the identity of a coffee shop guest. This activity includes a PowerPoint Story to brief the students before they begin working on their Clue Sheet and solving the mystery! 

This Product Includes

  • Murder Mystery Story PowerPoint
  • Murder Mystery Clue Sheet
  • 35 Unique Suspect/Character Cards
  • Full Answer Key & Set-Up Guide
  • Optional PDF to Print Suspect Cards as Name Badges on Avery 25395 Badges
  • Digital Version in Google Slides!!

**Please note that the set of notes utilizes Tic-Tac-Toe method for factoring quadratic equations. You do not have to use this method in order to enjoy and use these notes in your own classroom, but a video guide is provided to help you use this method. I have been using this method for years, and have seen incredible success with my own students.

Total Pages : 11 pages
Answer Key : Included
Teaching Duration : 1 hour

This activity is aligned to CCSS 7.G.B.4

My students loved this resource. From the intro story to the moderately challenging problems it kept them engaged until they figured out who committed the crime! Thank you! - Lori R.