This activity will help students master plotting points and finding points in the first quadrant on the coordinate plane. This is a great activity for cooperative learning. You can laminate the game board for multiple uses or print out enough for each student for a one time use.
The students should be in partners. One student is the “Pirates” and one student is the “Royal Navy”. They will first hide their “ships” on their coordinate plane. I had my students use line segments but yours can be more elaborate if you would like. Each student takes turn calling out ordered pairs. The students should mark an X when they get a hit and a 0 when they get a miss.
The ships sink when each ordered pair connected to the line segment (ship) has X’s. The first person to sink all of their partner’s ships wins!