# Murder Mystery (Analyzing Patterns with Deduction)

Subject Math — Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Resource Type Activity
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A murder has been committed! There are 32 suspects; and one of them is guilty. Using your powers of deduction; can you crack each of the five coded clues to reveal the identity of the killer?

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##### My 7th grade math classes
My 7th grade math classes LOVED this!!!!! Very engaging!!! Thank you so much
Michelle Parker 1
October 28, 2020
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Kirstyn Oye
November 19, 2019
##### Hi Carol,
Hi Carol, I've used this type of code in previous lessons with students. Look at MNO on the complete map. It is in a four-sided box. So if you see a four-sided box in the code, you know that the letter must be either M, N, or O. If the dot is on the left of the four-sided box, the letter is M. If the dot is in the middle of the four-sided box, the letter is N. If the dot is on the right of the four-sided box, the letter is O. All boxes can be compared with the complete map. Whichever lines are missing will correlate with the similar box on the complete map. Once the students get the hang of it, they really enjoy it!
crystalcastle_2189651
October 26, 2017
##### Very good - one suggestion.
Very good - one suggestion. Could you provide a little more direction for Clue 5 for this teacher... I didn't have time to work through the entire activity.
Carol.Alvarez2_1891936
February 12, 2017
##### This was really useful thanks
This was really useful thanks. Are there any cited standards for this lesson?
jtrew_1863194
January 11, 2017