EPISODE 2: Sherlock Holmes Maths Competition – FREE AO3 resource to download

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE DEVIL’S EYE

Episode 2 – “W H E E L   O F   F O R T U N E”

The story so far… Holmes and Watson have been called by a frantic Inspector Lestrade to investigate the disappearance from Harrods of the world’s largest ruby, the Devil’s Eye.  Solving the fiendish maths clues left behind in Episode 1 – and ably assisted by Class 10 Set 3 of SUTTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL in Surrey – they worked out which door the thief left by, and where he was heading next… to the L O N D O N   E Y E. 

Thinking a murder is about to be committed, they arrive breathless at the famous landmark:

Who's a dummy? Help Holmes and Watson solve the clues and work out where to go next. Click to download PDF.

And here’s the accompanying map and worksheet:

It's always the quiet ones... Hand round Watson's Worksheet to your class and see if they can solve the mathematical riddles. Click to download.

DOWNLOAD THE PDFs, SOLVE THE CLUES, AND SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS TO: SherlockH_221B@yahoo.co.uk 

BY 5pm ON TUESDAY 12TH OCTOBER.

The winning entry will be drawn at random from all correct answers, and will receive a FREE Longman AQA Middle Sets ACTIVE-TEACH DVDour popular and highly rated resource for electronic whiteboards – and a tin of Cadbury’s Heroes. 

If you’re NEW to this competition…

The competition is free to enter, and you can join in any Round/Episode!  View this page of our blog to keep up to date with all the action, find out where Holmes has been so far, and read the rules.

GOT ANY QUESTIONS?  Just leave a comment on this post and we’ll get straight back to you.

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  1. November 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I’m taking AQA Maths GCSE so that I can help my children with their studies in a few years time. Its over 30 years since I studied Maths and I’m impressed with textbook (using AQA GCSE Maths for higher sets). Also blown away by this Sherlock Holmes material- certainly more interesting than my maths classes in the seventies! I’ve printed out the prologue and episode 1 to see if my children want to solve it with me.
    From memory I think current Maths GCSE is probably more demanding than the Maths O-level I sat. Makes me wonder why grades have improved.

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