EPISODE 5: Sherlock Holmes Maths Competition – FREE Christmas Maths challenge to download

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE DEVIL’S EYE

Episode 5 – the Christmas Lights at  O X F O R D   C I R C U S

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 to the tunnels under the Thames.  They emerge from these on Guy Fawkes night to be greeted by fireworks above Borough Market, where Holmes finally discovers in Episode 4 WHO has stolen the ruby and WHY… 

His old nemesis, Moriarty, plans to use the ruby in a laser to create the world’s most powerful EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) weapon.  A weapon so powerful it could knock out every electronic device in, or above, London – including all mobile phones, hospital equipment, and aircraft guidance systems…  To be activated the device needs two things: (i) a vast metal antenna of some shape, (ii) a huge source of electric power.  Wherever will Moriarty find those?   

Ably assisted by the Maths department at the Littlehampton Academy, Holmes and Watson solve the code and arrive at… O X F O R D   C I R C U S, where the Christmas Lights are about to be switched on:

Help Holmes & Watson reach Oxford Circus before it's too late... 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 29th NOVEMBER.

The winning entry will be drawn at random from all correct answers, and will receive a FREE Class set of Longman’s unique 2010 AQA Functional Maths Student Book (30 copies) 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 Longman’s 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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