Lauren Fulton Math

Quadratic Functions Mini Mystery 8th - 11th Grade Activity


This digital & printable, low-prep activity is an engaging way for students to practice working with quadratic functions! Students become suspects after a murder has been committed and must solve the mystery by finding roots, vertices, y-intercepts, and the axis of symmetry of quadratic functions. 

Students are given character cards when they enter the room and assume the role of a hotel guest. They must work through the clue/worksheet to clear their own name and figure out who among them is the murderer!

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 particular activity only works with quadratic functions in standard form. If you'd like a resource that includes standard and vertex form, try this Quadratic Functions Escape Room !**

    This product aligns to HSA-REI.B.4 , HSF-IF.B.4 , HSF-IF.C.7 , HSF-IF.C.7a and TEKS A.7A , A.8A , A.6C


    My students love everything like this. It makes learning fun and they are so engaged in what they’re doing. - Pamela M.