Math Mysteries: The Treasure of Pirate's Cove
This item is included in the following series/curriculum: Math Mysteries Series: Crimes, Capers and Whodunits
Running Time: 15 Minutes
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The Treasure of Pirate's Cove is a unique interactive math mystery that combines video clips and print material—all the clues your students will need—to solve this engaging and challenging mystery.
Aligned with Common Core Standards, this mystery covers the Geometry domain: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area and volume.
In 1799, Captain Jack buried a treasure in the small seaside town of Bell Harbor. He left clues in the form of math riddles in his journal and on a map. One clue – the ship’s sextant – contains crucial code, and has never been found, and neither has the treasure. Then, almost as soon as 15-year-old Suzy Simpson discovers it, the sextant is stolen. Who took it? The prime suspects are three local treasure hunters. And there’s also a talking parrot named Macduff, who provides a clue or two. Now it’s a race between your students to do the math and find the gold before the culprit absconds with it.
The Math: Click on each Investigation below for more details and Common Core correlations.
Challenges students to crack a code from Captain Jack.
Focuses on standard 6.G.A.2 as students work with the volume of a rectangular prism. After obtaining the volume and height of the prism, students are challenged to find the missing dimensions (length and width).
Focuses on standard 6.G.A.3 as students plot a triangle on the coordinate plane using coordinate points as the vertices. After being given two points that form the base of an isosceles triangle, students are challenged to find the third vertex.
Focuses on standard 6.G.A.1 as students work with the area of a trapezoid. After obtaining the area and height of the trapezoid, students are challenged to find the lengths of the two missing bases.
Focuses on standard 6.G.A.4 as students create a 3-dimensional figure from a 2-dimensional net. After cracking the code on the sextant, students are challenged to build their 3-dimensional shape and use it on the map to find the location of the treasure!
11-minute DVD, 35-page Teacher’s Resource Book (including Teacher’s Notes, Student Investigation Workbook and Case File)
Click the "View Video" link below to watch how the Math Mysteries programs are being implemented in the classroom.View Video
Winner of the Summer 2015 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award