# Amazing Code Breaking, Problem Solving Ofsted Maths Lesson!

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jodieclayton

I created this code breaking maths lesson for an Ofsted observation. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and had so much fun (whilst still learning).
The children are told that they have been selected by the local police to solve a crime. Unfortunately, all of the money from the school office has been stolen and an artist impression of the suspects has been provided. The children must crack the secret police codes to elimate the innocent suspects (cross them off) and reveal the final two suspects. Once this has been completed the last clue is placed on the IWB. Children get a reward for helping the police!
I have differentiated the 4 ways questions (HIPPO - the highest, MOUSE - the second highest, HA - third highest, LA - lowest) but they could be adapted to any year group! I have also included the lesson plan and PowerPoint to help clarify the task. Enjoy!
2 SUSPECTS LEFT = Kenny and Eric
THIEF IS = KENNY

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2 months agoreport

Hi this looks great! What year group has it been made for?

• Reply from Author2 months ago

There’s different versions so it could be used from y2 - y5

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5 months agoreport

Fantastic resource, which I have adapted for my class. Thank you very much!

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10 months agoreport

Brilliant adapted to use with year 3 class!

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a year agoreport

Thank you this is excellent.
Lots of detail too.