Completed lesson plans to be posted by July 5, 2007 — we are revising them right now.

**Mathematics Day 1 = Introduction to the Crime:**

Introductory Video – Lt. Ezekiel Palumbo takes students on a tour of the crime scene. Used by the teacher to introduce the crime. Note: the students commented that the detective should have been wearing latex gloves so as not to contaminate the crime scene…too funny.

Day 1 Mathematics Lesson Plan for Intro to CSI.

Background information on Crime Scene Investigation.

Mathematics Day 2 = Gathering Individual Student Data (head circumference, foot length, height):

Mathematics Day 3 = Introduction to the Graphing Calculator (use dummy data to practice & compile student data into a master class file):

Mathematics Day 4 = Graphing Calculators (class data scatter plots and line of best fit):

Mathematics Day 5 = Graphing Calculators (circle graph of fingerprint data):

**Mathematics Day 6 = Solving (completing Detective’s Summary/Final Report):**

To pull everything together, have students complete the Detective’s Summary or Portsmouth Crime Unit Final Report.

**Mathematics Day 7 = Solving (completing Detective’s Summary/Final Report):**

Use this day, if needed, to finish the Final Report and wrap up.

Math lessons for days 2-7 were presented in a webquest format. The zipped folder below contains all of the webquest files.

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