This teacher's guide is complete with all the information you need to create your own map adventure titled "Math Treasure Island." Students will practice using a compass, straight-edge, and protractor; measuring in inches and metric; using proportional scale; and finding places on the map using the coordinate plane. All the features on the map have math names such as Percent Cliffs, Ratio Valley, and Exponent Swamp. The final challenge is to use the map to discover the buried treasure!
The map project is a creative activity to help make learning math fun. Each place on the map is named after one of the concepts that you cover in class. In this way the map becomes a record of what the students have studied.
The manual is complete with all the teaching hand-outs, supply list, and instructions for fitting the project into your present schedule. Highly recommended for middle school.
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Hi. I am subbing for 3weeks 7th grade math. I am not a math teacher! I will finish with a geometry map project and looks like your treasure map is a good activity to start with. Question: can it be done without compasses and protractors? they have rulers but that's it.
Jim, I have purchased your math treasure map 2 weeks ago and still have not received it. Is there anything else I can do to speed up the process. I look forward to using your idea. Thanks very much. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.