Crime Crackers

Milnthorpe

Overview

Someone has stolen some famous artwork by M C Escher. There are 6 key suspects. But... "whodunnit"...?

Crime Crackers is a fun educational challenge for Year 9 students, which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Teams of four students will test their maths skills to try and solve the clues and crack the crime!

Awards will be given for good teamwork and for the most successful detectives.

Aims

  • Improve problem-solving skills
  • Improve teamwork and communication skills
  • Be more confident in mathematics

Who will benefit from attending?

Crime Crackers is aimed at higher ability Year 9 students who want to improve their mathematical and teamwork skills.

Content

Each team will get a set of puzzles which they must solve together. Each correct puzzle can be taken to the Police Station and swapped for a clue. Once teams have collected enough clues, they should be able to work out "whodunnit"!

Materials and Equipment

Pupils should bring a pen, a pencil, and a calculator.

Eligibility

Year 9 students only, organised into groups of four. Each team must be accompanied by a teacher or teaching assistant. Schools entering multiple teams must bring one responsible adult per team; however, in the case of the additional teams, this could be a sixth former.

Cost

Free

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6931

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 9

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

5 hours

Region:

North West

Venue:

Dallam School,
Milnthorpe,
Cumbria,
LA7 7DD

Date:

Wed 11th Mar 2020

Course times:

09:30 - 14:30

Fee:

Free

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Adrian Hall
[email protected]

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