In Settlers, Earth's days are numbered as a giant asteroid is due to strike the planet in 12 months' time. As the ESA's leading scientist, you are asked to ensure the survival of the species by completing three separate activities that will lead to the creation of a colony on Mars.
Working closely with an ESA colleague, you will establish the amount of resources required to construct the ship and to take with you to build a base on Mars. You will then buy these resources from different countries around the world in order to get the best deals. Finally, you will plot the locations of mines and wells on the red planet's surface to ensure the sustainability of the colony.
Full details of curriculum coverage are given in the teacher's notes for each of the activities but an overview of each activity would be as follows:
Activity 1 requires finding fractional amounts of resources, one each of decimal, rational and percent.
Activity 2 requires ordering the correct number of shipments needed based on currency conversions.
Activity 3 requires locating resources based on three different techniques: counting the edges of squares, using bearings and using radial measurements.