Lauren Fulton Math

Function Notation Mini Mystery 8th - 10th Grade Algebra 1 Activity


Every student becomes a suspect in this low prep Function Notation Mystery activity. Students are transported to a cabin in the woods and given suspect cards, where they must solve function notation problems to figure out who the uninvited guest is & save the cook from being murdered!

The clue sheet includes 14 function notation problems, including linear and quadratic functions, as well as 1 composition of functions problem, and a QR code cracker (non-QR code option included.)

The digital version of this activity is created in Google Slides and includes a full set of instructions for students and teachers.

This Product Includes

  • Murder Mystery Story PowerPoint - PowerPoint & Google Slides Versions
  • Murder Mystery Clue/Worksheet - Printable & Digital Versions
  • 35 Unique Suspect/Character Cards
  • Full Answer Key & Set-Up Guide
  • Video Instructions for Teacher - How to Assign Through Google Classroom

    This product aligns to CCSS HSF-IF.A.2 and TEKS A.12B


    All my students love your mini mysteries. I love to try to bring in things to match the story. That's so much fun for them. - Nicole S.
    My students loved this mystery. I had my studnets work in a group of 2-3. They were engaged the whole entire class period. I like how the problems included linear and quadratic equations! - Ryan R.