Pi Day Text Marking Detective Mystery – Reading Passage – March Activity

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Pi Day Text Marking Detective Mystery – Reading Passage – March Activity


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Pi Day Text Marking Detective Mystery

With their Pi Day Reading Passage in hand, students will move around the classroom answering questions, playing detective and finding clues to the case. This Text-Marking Detective Mystery has students using their reading passage multiple times searching for evidence to each of the 18 questions.

Great addition to math and science classrooms looking to celebrate Pi Day and its history.

Topics include: Pi Day, March 14, 3.14, Larry Shaw, Archimedes, Einstein, celebrations

Students will work individually (or in pairs) and race to see who can solve the case first! A friendly competition always increases engagement. As students answer each question, they will need to underline or highlight where they found the answer in the reading passage.

This activity can be used for individual work, partner activities, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, extension activities, early-finishers, or just for fun the day before break.

What’s Included IN THIS Pi Day Text Marking Detective Mystery?

✔️ Reading Passage

✔️ 18 Questions – Task Cards

✔️ Student Case File Recording Sheet

✔️ Student Directions

✔️ Teacher Answer Key

✔️ Teacher Directions

✔️ Early Finisher or Extension Activity (summarize passage)

What do students need?

✏️ Pencils or Highlighters (to mark the text)


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Hey there, I’m Lisa! I’m a curriculum developer, educator, blogger, restless dreamer, and world traveler. I’m also a side-hustling teacher with big dreams! My mission is to help busy teacher mamas go from anxious to confident, and from unnoticed to unstoppable. I love creating one-of-a-kind learning activities for reluctant learners. I truly believe the key to motivated students is challenging, interactive activities with a twist of fun!