The Y5/6 Dodecahedron Diamond Mystery PDF


Dodecahedron Diamond Mystery – can children use their maths skills to catch the thief?

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This fabulous mystery activity teaches children problem-solving skills, as well as offering them practice at lots of key skills from the Y5 and Y6 National Curriculum.

Someone has stolen the famous dodecahedron diamond – can the children find the thief, using their mathematical detective skills?

This professionally-produced PDF package comes with:

High-quality clues and images, which can be printed out to allow many children to access this task simultaneously.

  • A short humorous video introduction which sets the scene and throw out a challenge
  • A set of suspects together with their various attributes
  • Teacher notes making this a breeze to administer
  • All you have to provide is pencils, paper and a protractor and you are ready to get going!

This forms part of a series of diamond mysteries; we have now also published a Y3/4 version, and soon there will be a Y1/2 version (all leading to the same solution so anyone can join in at an appropriate level). Further updates are planned as well, to allow different outcomes. Weeks of work and testing has gone into this – we really hope you love it as much as we do!