Send your students on an epic Math Quest with this exciting pirate story “Redbeard’s Rebellion”. It will feel like a game, but with the convenience of easy to prep worksheets. It covers a mix of math skills, making it an excellent activity for practice and review. With six exciting chapters to work through, students can end up with one of four possible endings. Great activity for enrichment, early finishers, sub tub or to just add a bit of extra fun to math review time.
Optional Video Hook provided to introduce students to the activity. A written story is also provided in the download. Use one or the other (or both if you wish).
What is a Math Quest?
It begins with a story, as in the video hook. Then continues in 'chapters.' Each chapter reveals the next part of the story, posing a math task to complete. Once the math task is complete, students may progress to the next chapter. The final chapter will present some choices for actions to take in the story. Students make their choice and then complete the math in that section, carrying out instructions to receive a 'special number.' If they do the math correctly, the special number will match up to their ending of the story on the final page. Four alternate endings to receive!
Great to use for enrichment, early finishers, or a way to get lots of math practice in with a fun twist. Set as independent work or pairs to go on this story adventure.
Preparation & Set-Up
You will need to print, photocopy and have the video ready for viewing to complete this activity. The video hook is for (optional) viewing before starting the paper part of this task. The math component of this activity is on paper, with each chapter presenting a part of the story to read and a math task/challenge or puzzle to 'progress' through the story. At the end of the story, students will be given choices, which leads to one of four alternative endings for them.
Printable certificates provided to give to students who complete the Math Quest.
Three levels of difficulty (EASY, MEDIUM, HARD) provided within this product so that you can differentiate this activity within your classroom. As long as the chapter number is the same, you can swap chapters across difficulty levels to tailor this math quest to best suit your class and/or individual student needs.
Skills covered in the activities and puzzles presented throughout this math quest:
EASY – Letter/Number single quadrant coordinates and mapping skills; addition; subtraction; multiplying by 2s 5s and 10s; completing equations with addition and subtraction to make a number; comparing numbers; even numbers.
MEDIUM – Single positive number quadrant coordinates and mapping skills; addition; subtraction; multiplication; division; complete equations with addition, subtraction and multiplication to make a number; comparing numbers; square numbers.
HARD – Four quadrant positive/negative numbers and mapping skills; addition; subtraction; multiplication; division; order of operations; complete equations with addition, subtraction and multiplication to make a number; comparing numbers; add, subtract & multiply with decimals (whole/tenths only); prime numbers.
Thank you and enjoy!
You can now purchase SINGLE LEVELS individually if you do not want all three in the one packet. Click the links below to purchase easy, medium or hard separately:
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