With a clear focus on concepts of measurement and featurimg a deceptively endish concrete maths challenge, acclaimed Egyptologist “Dr Colorado Smith” needs your pupils help to solve a 3,000 year old puzzle!

Riddle of the Sphinx

Our resident archaeologist, Dr Colorado Smith, has returned from Egypt with some exciting news - he's now collected all the clues required to solve the age old Riddle of the Sphinx - and open the Inner Sanctum in the Valley of the Kings. But as he can't do it by himself, he's on the lookout for schools to help him!

Featuring opening and closing assemblies, workshops and in-class challenges, The Riddle of the Sphinx takes pupils through three stages of mathematical thinking: concrete, pictorial and abstract. And while there's a definite focus on "measurement", the programme covers a whole range of other areas - and can accommodate the whole of a two-form entry school in a single day!

"We absolutely loved our day solving the Riddle of the Sphinx. It definitely created a huge buzz in the school!" (Broadsquare Primary School)

Exploring: measurement, additive and multiplicative reasoning, patterns and sequences, properties of 2D and 3D shapes, money, time, Roman numerals, percentages, problem-solving - selected for each age group in line with Curriculum objectives.

Get in touch:

Find out more about our maths programmes for primary schools here or get in touch with us on 0151 708 8886 or email info@ascreatives.com. 

See the Riddle of the Sphinx in Action!