EPISODE 4: Sherlock Holmes Maths Competition – FREE AO3 Maths challenge for 5th November

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE DEVIL’S EYE

Episode 4 – “G U N P O W D E R ,  T R E A S O N   A N D   P L O T”

The story so far… Called to investigate the disappearance from Harrods of the world’s largest ruby, the Devil’s Eye, Holmes and Watson follow a trail from there to the London Eye.  Further clues at the London Eye lead them into a Halloween, midnight chase through the tunnels under the Thames.  Ably assisted by two Maths teachers from Gloucestershire College, they solve the probability clues and arrive at…  B O R O U G H   M A R K E T!

Emerging from the tunnels, Holmes and Watson finally catch a glimpse of the thief in EPISODE 4:

"So that's who the thief is!" Click to download PDF.

And here’s the accompanying worksheet:

Watson's Worksheet. Click to download PDF.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BY MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER.

The winning entry will be drawn at random from all correct answers, and will receive a FREE Class set of Longman’s unique AQA A-A* and G-F Practice Books (15 copies of each) and a tin of Cadbury’s Heroes. 

If you’re NEW to this competition…

View this page of our blog to keep up to date with all the action.  The competition is free to enter, and you can join in any Round/Episode.  All the page references in the Episode point to maths support in our AQA GCSE Middle sets Student Book.  All new and existing subscribers are entitled to receive a single free copy of this book – request your copy by leaving a comment on this post.

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

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  1. Tao Parsons
    November 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    A big thank you for developing these resources/competition! It’s really being appreciated by both staff and students. Could we please a request our free copy of AQA GCSE Middle sets Student Book to help us on our way with the next sets of challenges? Many thanks.

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