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FREE Olympic GCSE Maths lesson – archery and circles

Actually it’s a Paralympic Maths lesson: teach area and circumference of circles in the context of Paralympic Archery. 

Bull’s eye! A KS4 Maths lesson taken from Cisco’s Out of the blocks – Maths and Science series 2012. Click to download (5MB, so be patient…)

Like what you see?  More lessons like this are freely available on ActiveTeach – no login required.

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

October 6, 2010 1 comment

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.