SHERLOCK HOLMES MATHS COMPETITION – Episode 2 Solution…

Our congratulations to Episode 2’s winner of our Sherlock Holmes Maths Competition

YEAR 9 SET 1 FROM CANON PALMER SCHOOL IN REDBRIDGE…

…for successfully working out where Holmes and Watson must go next.

AND THE ANSWER IS:

Wherever next for Holmes and Watson? Click to download updated map.

ANGEL ISLINGTON!

We’ll be sending the winners a FREE Longman AQA Middle Sets ACTIVE-TEACH DVDour popular and highly rated resource for electronic whiteboards – and a tin of Cadbury’s Heroes.

Here’s their answer:

Reading the clue the pupils worked out that they needed to draw on the NW line from the London Eye. They measured an angle of 45° from the North line going towards the west. From there they measured a bearing of 060° and drew on a line which took them to ANGEL ISLINGTON

DISCOVER WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WHEN HOLMES AND WATSON ARRIVE AT ANGEL ISLINGTON IN EPISODE 3:

NEXT WEDNESDAY, 20th OCTOBER.

We know that half-term may get in the way for some of you, so we’ll be extending the deadline for solutions until 31st OCTOBER, HALLOWEEN!

Without giving anything away, we can promise a heady mix of HALLOWEEN adventure and Unit 1 Maths in Episode 3.  What more could anyone want from a Maths challenge at this time of year?!

RememberMaths teachers can join this competition at any time.  You can catch up on all the action in the earlier episodes on this dedicated page of our blog

If you’re not a subscriber to our blog, you’ll find it makes sense to sign up – subscribers receive every new post straight to their email (never more than 4 per week), including updates on this competition.  Just enter your school email address in the box top right of your screen – there’s no charge for this, and no spam. 

We’ll also post out a FREE copy of our AQA GCSE Middle Sets Student Book straight to your school.  Without giving too much away…  This book will be essential for solving clues in the later episodes of the competition!  Existing subscribers, who’ve not yet claimed their free copy, should leave a comment on this post, and we’ll send one out.

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  1. J Rowell
    October 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I think that the Sherlock Holmes adventures would be even better if they followed the new units rather than the linear as a lot of it is inaccessible to my Yr 9 GCSE students.

    • penelb8
      October 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Good point! We could indeed have been more joined up, hence the next episode is Unit 1 to get us back on track.

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