Mini Mathematical Murder Mysteries

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16 activities to stretch and engage ages 11-13

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Getting - and keeping - kids curious and exploring mathematics is not easy. Doing so in an interesting way that doesn't take too much time is even harder. Yet is vital - the foundations of mathematics need to be solid at this age for future enjoyment and success.

With this key stage requiring consolidation and development of skills, and introduction of new concepts, it's important that consolidation activities are enjoyable and not dull. So how does the book work?

  • Who doesn't love solving a mystery?
  • Using an easy to follow format, kids "solve" the mystery
  • Correct answers reveal who/what/where/when a murder is committed
  • Eagerness find out keeps them working, reinforcing and revising as they do
  • It's self marking! All you have to do is check the correct answer has been reached
  • Contents cover key topics in Number and early Algebra, Angle and Shape
  • Data and statistics and other investigative topics are also included

Finding tried and tested ways of teaching and learning that are fun is hard and takes time. Tarquin has over 50 years experience of providing enrichment activities to teachers, students and parents. 

Don't just take our word for it: "Has kept my learners engaged and anxious to finish task. A good way to promote questions on the topic area to check understanding."Teacher, Amazon review

This book is also in Tarquin Select packages  with 100s of other resources for a small fee. 

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Format: Book