Conic Sections Mystery Activity -- Conic Sections Customizable Scavenger Hunt

Conic Sections Mystery Activity -- Conic Sections Customizable Scavenger Hunt
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This activity combines the skill of solving conic sections with the classic board game CLUE. Students will use the clues they gather from correctly solving equations to solve the mystery of Who Killed Mr. Conic.

This item is customizable using Adobe Acrobat Reader! Using Adobe Acrobat, you can customize:

  • The title of your mystery -- If you don't want to use the CLUE board game model where the students investigate a murder, you can now change the setting to be anything you would like! Ideas that other teachers have used include a robbery, a case of mixed-up identity, what the teacher did last weekend... whatever you can imagine!
  • The suspects, the valuable items and the locations! Students enjoy seeing their teachers, administrators, rival schools, and local and national sports heroes included in their assignments.
  • Please note that the user is NOT able to edit the individual questions or answers.

    This feature of the file may not function correctly in all PDF Readers, so please use Acrobat Reader to ensure best functionality.

    The default scenario of this mystery is Who Killed Mr. Conic, but you can change that to be any crime/mystery with any person. When the students complete the activity with these default settings, they will discover the thief, what they stole and where they stole it from.

    To use this Scavenger Hunt Activity, before class print the activity cards included in your file and hang them around your room. As students solve the equations, they look around the room for their answer to see what clue they should eliminate.

    Each answer is associated with either a suspect, a weapon or a location. When a student gets the answer, that option is eliminated from the mystery. When they are finished, students will only have one suspect, one weapon and location left, and they will have solved the mystery!

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    10 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    40 minutes
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