The Worded Problems Whodunnit Puzzles - The whole school solution for making your children love worded problems!

Did you know that typically in the Maths SATs at Key Stage 2, worded problems make up roughly 40% of the questions in the reasoning papers? Would you like your children to prepare for the SATs without endless practising of tedious past SATs papers? Are you looking for a NEW way to ensure that your children are prepared for this key area of learning THROUGHOUT KEY STAGE 2?  If you are, we are proud to introduce a systematic, innovative and fun approach to teaching worded problems throughout your school:  The Worded Problems Whodunnit Puzzles.

Your children will be set the challenge of solving mysteries in the land of the pharaohs – Ancient Egypt. They will need to use their worded problem solving skills to eliminate suspects until they work out which of the dastardly criminals committed a crime. Your children will love having a challenge to complete, and solving problems in an exciting setting, rather than just some random contextless questions that they don’t care about! Motivation will no longer be a problem – your children will love solving the puzzles and unmasking the criminals.

Designed by an outstanding maths teacher who teaches throughout Key Stage 2, the Worded Problems Whodunnit Puzzles systematically ensure your children have the problem-solving skills they need. We have extensively analysed previous tests to ensure the questions are perfect for preparing children for the challenge of SATs… Not by revision of dull past papers, or spending SIX YEARS teaching to the test as some publishers would have them do, but by completing exciting challenges with smiles on their faces!

All of the puzzles are prepared with at least THREE LEVELS OF DIFFERENTIATION, so regardless of each child’s calculation ability they will still feel they are doing the same work – superb for stretching the more able and ensuring the less able have access to the same learning of worded problems until their calculation skills catch-up! 

There are 42 exciting puzzles in the compendium, all provided in easy to print PDF format, meaning that you can use the puzzles throughout the school – an unlimited site licence is provided for ONLY £50.

Please click the button below to download our information sheet, which gives you much greater detail on the workings of the Worded Problems Whodunnit Puzzles.

The different types of questions that are covered in the Worded Problems Whodunnit Puzzles can be found by clicking on the document below.

We are so confident that you will like the puzzles that we have even given you TWO FREE ONES to download - just click on the buttons below...

Please remember! Each full puzzle in the Whodunnits can be completed using any of four different levels of differentiation.  The examples only have one level.


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