Math used to solve murder mysteries

Josephine and Christina Fahl enjoying the event at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.
Josephine and Christina Fahl enjoying the event at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.

THE traditional murder mystery event took a mathematical twist at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Waroona District High School recently.

The Scitech event, run as part of the Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program (AMEP), invited students, teachers and parents to solve crimes using mathematical techniques and analytical thinking.

Scitech’s acting chief executive Kalien Selby said the event was a great example of what Scitech was renowned for.

Ian, Stephanie, Christina and Josephine Fahl took part in the Maths Murder Mystery event.

“It brings an inquiry-based approach to learning and combines multiple approaches to engaging students, up-skilling teachers, empowering parents and engaging students directly,” she said.

“Simplifying complex concepts and employing a hands-on approach helps make learning and applying maths fun, enjoyable and most importantly relatable.

This is an incredibly successful program that Scitech and Alcoa of Australia are immensely proud to deliver, improving maths engagement and understanding throughout Western Australia.”