Top Secret Math takes students on a ride outside the box in the mathematics classroom. With crime scene investigation being so popular, it gives students a chance to be a part of the process while, taking on standards based math problems.
Most math classwork today does not give students a chance to use their imagination and apply what they are learning to challenging but interesting situations. Top Secret Math gives all students that opportunity without jeopardizing the learning process. Students today need to feel they are working toward a goal, and they need to be able to apply what they have learned to real-life situations, and this is what this unique program focuses on.
Top Secret Learning can be as entertaining for the teachers as it is for the students. Teachers need to put on their acting shoes when presenting this program. Not only does it put a new spin on learning but it also puts a new spin in teaching.
Take this case as far as you want to. I usually act as though I have a cop friend that need our help. He sent us a case and needs some fresh eyes!
Take the kids through a "real life" crime case. I recommend giving the groups the packet and take them through it.
I promise...your students will never be so engaged!