Destination Bellatrix – Mathematics

Explore, solve and learn maths

Andrea Maffia

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 16,5x24cm

Pages: 48

ISBN: 978-88-590-2108-7

Publication date: 01/03/2020

Suitable for: Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13)


The Numerion spacecraft floats adrift in Space: no signal from the captain, no trace of his precious cargo.

There is a disturbing silence everywhere …

A new Playscape volume, dedicated to students in the first year of lower secondary school.

To unravel the mystery, the students will have to read the story and solve the puzzles.

The path does not always proceed in a linear sequence.  Readers will find themselves scrolling through the pages of the book and will have to make choices and grasp indications on which steps to follow. It is necessary to read the story and observe the scenes carefully to find the clue needed to continue reading!

the map of the spacecraft, to be detached

the tools to be cut out: the intergalactic police’s square sets and the protractor, which will be indispensable in times of difficulty


Explore, solve and learn maths


An engaging and original escape book for lower secondary school children, designed to review and consolidate mathematics learning while having fun!



The series PLAYSCAPE is comprised of games and books inspired by the Escape Room model that take some principles and apply them to different school subjects.  The materials in the series offer stimulating adventures that involve solving codes, puzzles, brain teasers, and riddles linked to specific educational content. In a completely original and fun way, children and young people will thus be able to consolidate their learning and enhance their logical skills, lateral thinking and reasoning at the same time.  



Destination Bellatrix is a volume in the Playscape series which is specifically aimed at students in lower secondary school for reviewing and consolidating mathematical learning.

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This escape book involves readers in an incredible space adventure, where original thinking and logic skills will be indispensable in order to complete a complicated mission: to track the Numerion spacecraft and lead it to its destination in the Bellatrix solar system.

In this volume you will find:

a series of exciting mathematical puzzles to solve, each marked by a 3-digit numerical code and accompanied by a QR-Code to scan in case you need help (for each puzzle there are 3 clue levels: 1st clue, 2nd clue and solution);

a map of the Numerion spacecraft to be detached and consulted along the way;

two set squares and a protractor to cut out from the cover, which are useful for solving some puzzles;

a game progress chart, to be updated with a cross after solving a puzzle, and the table of contents upon which each puzzle is based.


To complete the mission, the players must:


The puzzles do not follow a linear sequence in the book, so it will be fundamental to make choices while keeping some indications in mind:

  If, by solving a puzzle on a page or on the map, you find a 3-digit code, you will need to go to the book page which shows the same code in the upper right corner. You cannot reach a place without first finding the corresponding code.

  If the solution to a puzzle is a code with more than 3 digits, then it is a clue that will be useful for solving another subsequent puzzle.

  If the solution to a puzzle is a 5-digit code, then it is one of the three essential codes to start Numerion's engines.

The volume can be used by a single player, or in a group of up to 4 players. Each puzzle corresponds to a score of 0, 2, 5 and 10 points, depending on the number of clues used. The collaboration of everyone will therefore help you successfully complete the game without using clues, thus obtaining a higher score!

Leaf through some selected pages from the book that have been translated into English to facilitate your evaluation:


Andrea Maffia is a mathematics teacher and he also studies learning processes.  He loves games, and believes that the best way to learn mathematics is through play.