The seasonal Bake Off organised by Celebrity Chef Noel Joy ended in tears, not happiness – because he was nearly poisoned by his own Christmas Pudding! But this was no accident: one of the finalists had deliberately set out to get revenge! 

Workshop Description

After being introduced to the crime, Noel himself and the suspects, pupils will need to use their understanding of fractions, percentages and measurements to help him catch the criminal. So who was it? Holly Sprig, the gardener? Jack Frost, the teenage prodigy? Miss L. Tow, the Queen of the Bakers? Chris Tingle, the dancer? Carol Singer, the soprano? Or Father Chris Mass, the chaplain?

Exploring (according to age): fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, measurements, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning, multi-stage problem solving.

Cross-Curricular Links: Science, History, RE


Maths, Christmas
EYFS- KS2 - KS4 / P1 - P7 / Junior Infants - 6th Class
Duration: 1½ – 2 hours, depending on how many classes
30 pupils per workshop


How many pupils can take part?

Maths: CSI: Christmas Bake Off! can accommodate 30 pupil per workshop. 

What is the format of the day?
Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the working space.

Where do the workshops take place?

These workshops can be delivered in a classroom.

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