Students can practice graphing and locating points within the coordinate plane by playing this fun game based off of the classic battleship. This time students are playing with ships from the popular movie series, Pirates of the Caribbean.
Students will be either the pirates or the royal navy. They will hide their own ships on their coordinate plane, and then try to find their opponent’s ships before all of their ships are destroyed.
I’ve included a version that can quickly be printed off and handed out to students so that the entire class can play at once. In this case, place students into pairs and hand one student a pirate sheet, and the other a royal navy sheet. These can be collected for assessment.
If you would prefer to use this activity as a center station, I’ve included a larger version that can be printed off, and assembled with manila file folders to create a more permanent addition to your classroom (and requires less paper). Directions and pictures are included!
This product is classroom tested! For a quicker version of the game, have students play only until they find one point of each ship (instead of having the sink the entire ship).