Lauren Fulton Math

Coordinate Grid Activity | Plotting Points in 4 Quadrants Murder Mystery


This low-prep Plotting Points on a Coordinate Grid Activity is an engaging way for students to practice graphing ordered pairs in all 4 Quadrants! With printable & digital options, this resource is designed to meet a variety of classroom needs.

Students become suspects after another passenger on the train is found murdered and they must interpret graphs and plot ordered pairs on a coordinate grid to clear their name and solve the mystery!

Students are given character cards when they enter the room and assume the role of a train passenger. Their relaxing family trip is interrupted when a fellow traveler is murdered. They must work through the clue/worksheet to clear their own name and figure out who among them is the guilty one!

This Product Includes

  • Murder Mystery Story PowerPoint
  • Murder Mystery Clue Sheet + Accompanying Graphing Clue Sheet
  • 35 Unique Suspect/Character Cards
  • Full Answer Key & Set-Up Guide
  • Digital Version of the Activity with Teacher & Student Instructions
  • Video Tutorial for Sharing with Students in Google Classroom 

*Please look over the preview carefully, to see if this is suitable for your classroom. The problems are designed to present students with a challenge, but the emphasis is Team-Building, so the students shouldn't get bogged down with the math.

Total Pages : 12 pages
Answer Key : Included
Teaching Duration : 45 minutes

This product aligns to CCSS 5.G.A.1 , 5.G.A.2 , 6.NS.C.6.B and TEKS 6.11A

I actually used this at the end of my unit of ratios (after we also learned coordinate planes). This was perfect because they were able to use their knowledge of both units to solve the murder. - Ashley B.