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Maths Week - Crime Scene Investigation

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At 9.10am on Monday 25th January 2016, Harlow Fields pupils were called to the upper school hall, where they were given the news that a “crime” had been committed late Friday evening.  During the Assembly, Mrs Wall conveyed her upset that the schools special trophies had been taken and asked pupils if they could help her solve the crime.

 

In assembly pupils watched and examined CCTV footage and a list of 10 suspects as part 1 of this investigation to find the  missing trophies.

Pupils have been set the task, by Mrs Wall, of being crime scene investigators. Their task is to find the culprit using mathematical skills and knowledge.

Throughout this week pupils will embark on a crime scene investigation to seek and eliminate  the suspects. They will be required to measure, look at directions, analyse, discuss, predict and come up with facts and a culprit within 5 days. No police action is required at this stage, as the pupils of  Harlow Fields are eager to prove they’ve  got what it takes to solve the mystery.

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CCTV Evidence

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CCTV Evidence

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Stort and Roding Classes created Wanted Posters to put up around the school

Stort and Roding Classes created Wanted Posters to put up around the school 1
Stort and Roding Classes created Wanted Posters to put up around the school 2

Thames Class wrote descriptions about the suspects

Thames Class wrote descriptions about the suspects 1
Thames Class wrote descriptions about the suspects 2

Some classes measured the thief's footprints using cubes and compared it to the suspects' footprint.

Some classes measured the thief's footprints using cubes and compared it to the suspects' footprint. 1
Some classes measured the thief's footprints using cubes and compared it to the suspects' footprint. 2

Suspects were eliminated by comparing shoe sizes.

Suspects were eliminated by comparing shoe sizes. 1
Suspects were eliminated by comparing shoe sizes. 2
Suspects were eliminated by comparing shoe sizes. 3
Suspects were eliminated by comparing shoe sizes. 4
Suspects were eliminated by comparing shoe sizes. 5

Chelmer practiced measuring the height of classmates to compare to the suspects' heights.

Chelmer practiced measuring the height of classmates to compare to the suspects' heights. 1
Chelmer practiced measuring the height of classmates to compare to the suspects' heights. 2
Chelmer practiced measuring the height of classmates to compare to the suspects' heights. 3
Chelmer practiced measuring the height of classmates to compare to the suspects' heights. 4

S2 measured and ordered themselves by height.

S2 measured and ordered themselves by height. 1

Special Crime Scene Investigators' Friday Dinner

Special Crime Scene Investigators' Friday Dinner 1

Finding the Trophies

Finding the Trophies 1
Finding the Trophies 2
Finding the Trophies 3

Thames played Guess Who? They then were given clues to follow to find out who the thief was!

Thames played Guess Who? They then were given clues to follow to find out who the thief was! 1

It was Karen in the office!


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