Mysteries give students an opportunity to develop thinking skills and work collaboratively with other students. They require students to link information logically into cause and effect and justify their decisions.
Give students any
appropriate background teaching that you consider they will need to
make sense of the mystery. It can come in context as part of a progression
of a scheme of work building upon past content or as an introduction
to a new topic.
Preparation & Instructions
Students will need to be given the title of their mystery that they are to solve
will be put into small groups, ideally 3, to solve the mystery. The
title might be on the front of an envelope full of the statement cards.
How was the information