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Systems of Linear Equations Activity - Clue Game

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Students will play a murder mystery game to practice solving systems of linear equations. Six sets of the game and a student work form are included.
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30 Minutes

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On  April 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is a great activity. However, there are still spelling mistakes and even though this has been pointed out by other buyers, the mistakes have not been corrected. I had to proofread and correct the mistakes before the product could be used. I'm glad it was editable.
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My students LOVED this activity last year. Planning on using it again this year. You are so creative!
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On  January 27, 2014,  Keri P. said:
My kids loved this! I rewrote some of the problems because some of the murder scenarios had duplicate problems. It wasn't a big deal though. I divided my class into pairs and had each pair solve two murder mysteries.
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On  January 3, 2014April Southerland (TpT Seller) said:
This is fantastic!! The clues are awesome and I know my students will love this activity. I think this would be fun with other teachers' names too! haha
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On  December 13, 2013,  Buyer said:
There are still some spelling errors in the product. As other reviewers have noted, the celebrities do need updating, but I appreciate that the product in editable so that is easily accomplished. Overall nice idea. I was using it for a course with upperclassmen (College Readiness) so I used only one of the scenarios provided and "beefed" it up a little to make it slightly more challenging. Good jumping off point for that purpose.
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On  December 5, 2013,  Madeline N. said:
This was a great activity to use with my Algebra 2 students. Many of them were tired of solving linear systems problems over and over again, so this gave them some motivation. One improvement is that I'd like to see a bit more thorough instructions with this activity.
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On  October 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
Fantastic Activity. My students loved it and talked about it for weeks!
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On  March 18, 2013,  Elizabeth F. said:
thanks! Using it this week!
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On  February 19, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great idea! Students enjoyed the activity!
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On  February 8, 2013Pam Burke (TpT Seller) said:
This is a fun activity, engaging for students. However, there were a lot of typos in the material. I would expect to find a little better proofreading in a "published" activity for which teachers have to pay.

Thanks for the activity. I think it might inspire me to develop something similar for other concepts.
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On  February 5, 2013,  Buyer said:
My students LOVED trying to figure out each mystery!!
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On  January 16, 2013,  Buyer said:
My students were completely engaged solving these mysteries!
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On  December 20, 2012,  Tiffany A. said:
My students loved this also! Might need to update a few of the celebs though...
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On  December 11, 2012Katherine Thomas (TpT Seller) said:
My students absolutely loved this. It got them excited to solve systems, which is a hard thing to do. My only suggestion would be to update the characters to people popular today.
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What an amazing idea! I know my students will love it!!!
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On  November 16, 2012,  Anna B. said:
My students really had a lot of fun with this. They enjoyed the scenarios.
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On  November 11, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great idea and can be adapted to other topics well. My kids enjoyed the activity. Like others, I printed on different colors and had them pass them. Love the idea of pp of having them write their own! Thanks!
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On  November 8, 2012,  Thomas W. said:
Already used it! Worked well for a tough crowd...Thank you!
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On  November 1, 2012,  Mary S. said:
My Algebra 1b students had a lot of fun with this. I printed each murder scenario on a different colored paper and had them trade out the sheets (each starting with a different color) instead of putting the clues in a paper bag. It made for a good review before the quiz on a block day.
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On  October 28, 2012,  Corey D. said:
Great activity!
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On  August 19, 2012,  Buyer said:
My students were doing this activity in pairs last year, when an administrator walked in to observe me! Needless to say, I got a great observation! My administrator was very impressed with the activity, and the students loved it. It was just the extra practice they needed in order to master this skill! Thanks!
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On  July 22, 2012,  Buyer said:
I loved this! I was able to adapt it to solving equations for my 7th grade. AWESOME!
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On  July 7, 2012,  Rodney C. said:
My students loved these puzzles!! What an engaging and fun way to practice systems of equations.
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On  December 13, 2011,  Buyer said:
There were repeated questions, which the kids picked up on very quickly. I also did a bit of editing. I teach 8th grade and a few were not age appropriate (the plastic surgery one for example). But I love the concept! And the kids loved it too.
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On  July 1, 2011COOL Algebra (TpT Seller) said:
I can't wait to use this! My kids will get a real kick out of the pop culture references , and I really like the idea of creating their own mystery suggested below. THANKS! Great job!
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On  January 23, 2011,  Buyer said:
The kids had a blast playing. Very creative.
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On  July 24, 2013Ms Rassier (TpT Seller) asked:
Can I please get as a PDF also? The equations are all symbols.
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On  July 24, 2013Jen Brown answered:
Hi! I tried to email it to you with the email you provided above but it got sent back to me. You can email me at jfj8935@hotmail.com and I can send you the pdf version. Thanks!
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On  May 15, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Can I please get as a PDF?... it won't open on my computer! Thank you!

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On  January 29, 2013Shelly Bloom (TpT Seller) asked:
Can you upload as a PDF or email me what each equation is supposed to be? The project looks awesome but it didn't open correctly on my computer...the equations have strange symbols.

Thanks!
Shelly Blooom
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On  January 29, 2013Jen Brown answered:
Hi Shelly! Sorry about that! I am emailing them over now. If you don't get them, let me know. Thanks!
Jen
On  September 30, 2012Dr VCJ (TpT Seller) asked:
I downloaded this activity but I do NOT see the files which are shown in the sample. There are only two files in the zip drive. A student answer sheet and a computerized input sheet written in calculator code. This is not what was shown in the preview. Please explain before I leave my review. Where is the game information? please use vcj913@gmai.com - Thank you for your immediate feedback. I do not know what happened:(
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On  October 1, 2012Jen Brown answered:
Good morning! That is odd- you are the first person to have this problem! I am about to run out the door for a couple hours but I will find the files and email them to you later today or tonight. What is the best email address to get them to you? Thanks!
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On  June 1, 2010,  Buyer asked:
Jennifer, is there any way you can post this as a PDF file? When I looked at the preview all of the words and equations did not appear correctly.
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On  June 1, 2010Jen Brown answered:
I can try! You want the whole activity as pdf?
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Systems of Linear Equations Activity - Clue Game