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Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides Activity! Mini Mystery!

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With digital & printable versions, your students will be excited about solving equations with this low-prep solving equations with variables on both sides mystery. In this multi-step equations activity, students are given unique suspect cards and assume the identity of an amusement park guest. When one of their fellow park guests is robbed, it's up to your class to figure out who the thief is and solve the mystery!

Students must be able to write & solve multi-step equations, including the use of distributive property, with variables on both sides in order to clear their name and figure out who among them is the thief!

The digital version of this activity is created in Google Slides and includes a full set of instructions for students and teachers.

This activity is aligned to CCSS 8.EE.C.7, 8.EE.C.7b, HSA-CED.A.1,

HSA-REI.B.3 & TEKS 8.8A, 8.8C, A.5A

This Product Includes

  • Murder Mystery Story PowerPoint
  • Murder Mystery Clue/Worksheet
  • 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

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
Solve linear equations in one variable.
Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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