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MYSTERIES What assumptions can you make? Why were Kim’s parents angry when she got home from school? Use the planning sheet on your workstation to write.

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2 MYSTERIES What assumptions can you make?

3 Why were Kim’s parents angry when she got home from school? Use the planning sheet on your workstation to write down as many reasons as you can why you think Kim’s parents are angry. Time to Focus! 5 mins

4 What are we learning today? We are learning to … Develop reasoning skills by explaining why some causes might be more relevant than others Develop reasoning skills by explaining why some causes might be more relevant than others Be able to suggest different explanations as to why a computer controlled roller coaster ride may not operate effectively Be able to suggest different explanations as to why a computer controlled roller coaster ride may not operate effectively

5 What makes the perfect ride? Think about it! What parts of the ride do you think are particularly attractive in the ride? Note your ideas down on the video sheet. The Ride The Ride Now, prioritise your choices. Write numbers 1-8 in your order of priority in the right hand column

6 Tom and Betty’s Great Adventure 3 hours of lost time!

7 News Flash! The details of the incident are still unknown although our reporter added that two local people, Tom and Betty Sprinkle, were involved and are due to give a press interview this evening. Today, our news reporter, Jack Lavine, was at Lytchett Minster Theme Park where there was a major incident. So the mystery is …..

8 Why did Tom and Betty get stuck on the roller coaster for 3 hours? Each group will need to come up with their own final assumption as to what they think has happened

9 Making Assumptions We all make assumptions! Assumptions can be described as: a ‘hypothesis’ a ‘best guess’ a ‘belief’ We make assumptions by weighing up the evidence we have available to us in order to form an opinion. Remember - Not all assumptions are negative!

10 Use your 30 information cards and see if you can select 15 of them which may have something to do with the mystery Read them all Select the cards you wish to keep You must be able to explain why you have chosen the cards Place the redundant cards in the envelopes You have 10 minutes to make your choice

11 Prioritise your thoughts Arrange your cards into these 4 categories Mechanical Fault Automated System Human Error Financial

12 Police Alert! Two police officers have just arrived and are asking to speak to Steve Weston.

13 News Flash! The Lytchett Electrical Company have just announced that one of their generators shut down at 7am this morning.

14 Info Desk! A visiting engineer has just calculated that the ride has been running at speeds of 97 miles per hour for the past four days.

15 Feedback Your group should now have made its final assumptions and decide what has happened at the theme park. You have 5 minutes to develop your response. You must write up an article for Jack Lavine, the reporter, which summarises your assumptions. You must use a total of 100 words - no more, no less - as it has to exactly fit in the newspaper column.

16 Plenary - Putting my thoughts forward From what you have learned today about reasoning skills, apply your knowledge to think about locating a new theme park. The prospective owner has the following requirements: 1.Within 10 miles of a seaside resort with hotels 2.Near to an airport 3.Good rail and road links 4.An area with good Summer weather Use the internet and look at Remember - you must justify your decision. You will need to make your choice by making assumptions from what you can read from the map.


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