How to run a math murder mystery!


It began with a scream, the lights went off and I hit the ground…

In came the teacher next door dressed as Sherlock Holmes to investigate the heinous crime. I remained on the ground until students received their first clue.


Copy and laminate the little people – students will wear these as suspects.

Give each group their first set of problems. Students will solve them then come to you for a decipher sheet.

Once they decipher the clue, they will share it with you, to receive their next problem set.

Then the steps repeat until they figure out who amongst them committed the crime.


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