Lauren Fulton Math

Exponential Functions Mini Mystery 8th - 11th Grade Activity


This digital & printable, low-prep activity is an engaging way for students to practice working with exponential functions! Students become suspects after a deadly virus has been stolen from the lab and must solve the mystery by writing exponential functions from a verbal description & table, must find asymptotes from graphs & equations, as well as find percent of increase and decrease from a table and equations. (See a copy of the questions & key in the preview!)

Students are given character cards when they enter the room and assume the role of a lab worker. They must work through the clue/worksheet to clear their own name and figure out who among them is responsible for spreading the deadly virus!

This Product Includes

  • Murder Mystery Story PowerPoint
  • Murder Mystery Clue/Worksheet
  • 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!

    This product aligns to CCSS HSA-CED.A.1, HSF-LE.A.1, HSF-LE.A.2 and TEKS A.9B , A.9C , A.9D , A.9E


    My students loved trying to track down the culprit in this mini mystery! Definitely increases class engagement and they were excited to crack the code. - Margot R.
    I used this resource for a sub day as a review. The sub said it went very well. This definitely makes a subs day much easier when students are more engaged. :) - Tracy C.