Lauren Fulton Math

Simple and Compound Probability Mini Mystery 7th Grade Activity


This low-prep simple and compound probability activity is an engaging way for students to practice working with probability, sample spaces, and simple & compound events! (Digital & Printable Versions)

Students are given character cards when they enter the room and assume the role of a hotel guest. Their relaxing stay at the hotel is interrupted when a hotel staff member is found dead. The murderer left a clue sheet and students must work together, solving the probability clue sheet to figure out who the murderer is!

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
  • 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 of Activity, Complete with Student & Teacher Instructions
  • Video Instructions for Teacher - How to Assign Through Google Classroom

This product is part of a 7th Grade Mystery Bundle! Purchase the Bundle & Save!

    This product aligns to CCSS 7.SP.A.2, 7.SP.C.7a, 7.SP.C.7b, 7.SP.C.8 & 7.SP.C.8a

    Since probability was recently added back to 8th grade curriculum, our books do not have any lessons. I loved using this as a resource. - Pam H.
    Who doesn't love a good mystery? My advanced gets were engaged right from the beginning. Great questions! - Brandon H.