Objectives for Lesson Six
1. To tie in the math component of the unit on “Miss Marple Tells a Story.”
2. To show that there is a practical use for math lessons.
3. To learn to draw to scale.
Using the following information from the story, draw a diagram to be used in the trial showing the layout of the staircase, lounge, corridor, Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes’s rooms, hallway, bathroom and doors A and B. On the diagram show where the witnesses were located. The story does not give any indication as to distances so the students will have to decide on a scale to work with.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes stayed at the Crown Hotel and occupied adjoining rooms with a connecting door. The other door in Mrs. Rhodes’s room leads to the corridor through a little hallway with a bathroom, but was locked and bolted on the inside. The only window was closed and latched. At the head of the staircase is a lounge where four witnesses having coffee could see down a passage that goes off to the right. The last door (door A) leads to Mr. Rhodes’s room. The passage turns to the right again and the first door (door B) around the corner is the door to Mrs. Rhodes’s room. An electrician was working there.