Sink Your Partner is a fun strategy game that builds on a student’s understanding of coordinate graphing. Start with the smaller game board and play several games together to build understanding. Tip – put the graph papers in a sheet protector and have students use a dry erase marker to color in the areas that have been eliminated.
Through process of elimination, students are able to determine the location of Player 1’s coordinates. Most students in my 5th grade math class are able to get it in 6-8 guesses on the big game board.