A joke for those students who always are wondering, "Why learn Algebra?" The rest of the story is "Finding x is only useful if you're a pirate". Students will enjoy the "brain break" in class that incorporates coloring and matching. Final picture shows a treasure map with an island in water where "x" marks the spot on the island. The word pirate is spelled out on the bottom.
Quiet activity following a test, time filler, substitute plans, fun day, beginning/end of the year activity