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Welcome to KGV Mathematics

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Mathematics Murder Mystery

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A Murder has been committed at Castle Pentagon. Lord Mortimer’s body was found in the Main Hallway of the Castle at 7pm on 31 st October.

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Scotland Yard have short listed 6 prime suspects and are now seeking the help of a team of Mathematicians to sort out the alibis. YOU are these Mathematicians. Sort out the information; formulate a solution; justify your reasoning.

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Who did kill Lord Mortimer? You decide.

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STRATEGY CARD 1 There are 5 gates into the grounds of Castle Pentagon – the north gate, the south gate, the east gate, the west gate and the north-east gate. Mark these on your Map of Castle Pentagon.

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The Map of Castle Pentagon

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STRATEGY CARD 2 There are 6 routes, which lead near to the 5 entrance gates of Castle Pentagon. The routes are: the Bridleway, the B415, the A7, the dirt track, Hangman’s Footpath and the B666. Work out which route joins to which entrance gate and mark these on your Map of Castle Pentagon.

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STRATEGY CARD 3 For each suspect think about the speed, time and distance of their journeys to the castle. Did they have enough time? Could they travel fast enough? Were they too far away?

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