It's everyone's favorite whodunit mystery game!
In this round, students will practice their skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing expressions in scientific operations, in order to eliminate suspects, locations, and weapons and ultimately figure out the who, what, and where of this fictional murder.
How I play with my 8th graders: Students work out problems on a separate piece of paper. Once they find the answer, they look for it on the poster and then cross off the suspect, location, or weapon on their clue game strip. (I also have them write down the number of the poster in the blank, in case a mistake is discovered later on, so it's easier to go back to find the right question.) By the time they get through all 15 problems, they will be left with the answer to the mystery!
I like to do this at the beginning of the year once we've learned how to do all four operations, then follow up again at the end of the year before our state testing to give everyone a good reminder.