|Description||Crime Scene Investigation
This task uses a Problem-Solving Approach and is designed to take approximately 4 hours of teaching time.
The resource enables teachers to lead pupils through a crime investigation to help solve the problem of ‘whodunit?’ A theft has occurred and the only clue to identify the culprit is a footprint.The students work through the data handling cycle:
Pupils will investigate how helpful the footprint may be in identifying the thief. They will use averages as well as histograms and scatter diagrams to explore the likelihood of various suspects being the culprit.
As they may not have done averages since year 7, you may want to do some recap lessons (or use the year 7 lessons).
This will need varying amounts of scaffolding depending on the students within the group. A writing frame would be useful to direct some students.
Lesson taken from The Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE)
Data taken from Census at Schools
Powerpoint with teacher notes
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