So you may be thinking how do pirates and Pythagorean theorem go together? My first thought was to use maps for students to measure distances travelled using Pythagorean theorem. But real-world maps seemed a bit dull, so in come the pirates. And of course, pirates get even more fun with a treasure hunt.
First, students read a scenario in which they are sent on a treasure hunt. This scenario is important to set the scene and get the students engaged in the treasure hunt. Using their map and clues they travel throughout the space solving clues. Of course, to solve the clues, the students apply Pythagorean Theorem.
- Applied Pythagorean Theorem
- Required problem-solving and logic
- And creative thinking in designing their own treasure hunts.
Create your own treasure hunt or get this one here. (a digital version for paperless classes is available here).
And for a fun additional resource for teaching Pythagorean Theorem, check out the water proof below:
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