Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hunting For Treasure

When teaching graphing i like to talk about hunting for treasure

Before teaching the x-axis and y-axis and where to plot point (2,2), it may be beneficial to go on a treasure hunt outside.


For example, create a system of walk straight for 10 steps, turn left and walk 5 steps, turn straight and walk 2 steps, etc, at which point the student will discover some burried treasure. This could be used as a gate way into how important it is to follow directions


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