CSI: Maths - Secondary - UK Wide
A challenging mystery to engage your students and get them thinking logically!
There are two CSI: Maths programmes to choose from. Each can accommodate up to 30 pupils at a time, takes between 1 - 2 lessons and can be be differentiated by year group at KS3 and KS4...
CSI: Michaela Maths
If it hadn’t been for the quick thinking of one of her teammates, Michaela Maths, one of Britain’s most promising young athletes, would be dead – slain by an unseen hand! The police are baffled by the crime and want the pupils’ help in solving it. Having been introduced to the crime, the suspects and their possible motives, students will work in teams on a carousel probing a range of mathematical skills. Taken together, these lead to the suspects being eliminated, one by one – until, if all the calculations are correct, the criminal is unmasked.
Exploring: additive and multiplicative reasoning; recognition and application of number patterns; mental and written calculations; manipulation of 2D shapes; calculating areas and/or volumes; presenting and interpreting data.
Duration: 1 – 2 lessons, depending on how many classes
Suitable For: up to 30 pupils at a time
"The pupils had to use/develop perseverance, team work, time management communication skills and participation skills. They enjoyed “seeing Maths in a different light” and using and applying maths skills without realising at times that they were." (Maths Teacher, Hillside High School)
CSI: Bake Off
All is not well in the world of the Bake Off – one of the judges, Saul Pinewood, has had food poisoning – and he knows it wasn’t an accident! He’s narrowed the field down to six suspects – and hopes that pupils can use their understanding of fractions, percentages and measurements to help him take the final step.
Exploring: collecting, collating, presenting and interpreting data; mean, median and mode; fractiles and percentiles.
Suitable for: up to 30 pupils at a time.
Duration: 1 – 1½ hours, depending on how many classes
To book this activity, please contact:
0151 708 8886
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Grants for school
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|Published||13 March 2018|
|Last modified||13 March 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||1 day-1 week|
From £395.00 per day plus travel