Lauren Fulton Math

Writing Equations from Word Problems Activity Murder Mystery


Want a fun way for your students to practice writing and solving equations? This Writing Equations from Word Problems activity will transform your classroom into a passenger train & your students will become passengers on a train where a murder has been committed. They must figure out who among them killed Mr. Mathers!

Students are given passenger train tickets & a Passenger Investigation Book when they walk in the door. After being seated, they learn that there's been a murder on the train and 6 of them are suspects!!

This Transformation Pack Includes

(1) Passenger Investigation Book

(6) Suspect Cards with varying levels of writing & solving equations

(24) Passenger Tickets to hand out to your students (black & white versions included)

(1) Mystery Story Powerpoint

(1) Full Answer KEY

Total Pages : 30 pages
Answer Key : Included
Teaching Duration : 50 minutes

Some thing my students look forward to every year by word of mouth from my previous students. I love to tie it to Murder on the Orient express and the questions help engage my students to think about how equations are tied to the real world. - Gloria M.