Cut to the Chase: Police Drama (ST)


Students are given a classic mathematics problem that they need to solve and extend …and then bring to life as part of a police drama!


The project: Here’s a classic word problem: Two people, located at Point A, need to get to Point C. They can walk straight to point C, or they can stop at point B where they can increase their speed, such as by finding a bike or an easier walking surface. Assuming distances are specified, which route is fastest? Your team’s task is to re-frame, solve and extend the problem…as a scene from a police drama! In the extension to the problem, the more complex the mathematical difficulty, the better your story will be