PIRATE THE GAME
‘PIRATE’ is based on the classroom classic ‘SKUNK’ and the game ‘PIG’. PIRATE is played with gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight, in addition to points. Play ‘PIRATE The Game’ as a stand-alone game or as a feeder game for the ‘Pirate’s Chance’ game. Roll the dice, take a chance or play it safe. There are six rounds, one for each letter of Pirate. This is a fun game to begin understanding probability.
Start with the PIRATE game, learning the basics of probability and later extend and deepen your learning of probability by playing the Pirate’s Chance game. Attack ships on the ‘High Seas’. Raid island ports. Trade with other pirates and add missions and adventures. Students enjoy the risk and reward while they learn math concepts such as probability and chance.
Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of probability by developing more effective game strategies. The teacher should develop a scoring rubric to measure the students’ progress.
Set up the game ‘P.I.R.A.T.E.
• 2 dice and pencils
• Pirate worksheets and scoring tokens
• Treasure Chest
• Gold doubloons
• Silver pieces of eight
• Game Spinners (optional - not included)
• Team Scoring Tokens and PIRATE envelopes