# Maths Treasure Hunt

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ksc6, Nov 12, 2011.

1. ### ksc6New commenter

Hi,
I wonder if anyone can offer any suggestions... I teach Year 3/4 and next week we are beginning Block D of the framework where we are looking at position and movement, co-ordinates etc. My LSA is busy making a "treasure map" of the school grounds on squared paper and I plan for it to be 'mysteriously appearing' in my classroom on Tuesday morning with some instructions about how to find the "treasure" (which I think will end up being food-related but haven't decided yet).
I'm planning to leave some clues (e.g. face North, turn clockwise through a right angle, walk two steps forward etc) and was thinking I could leave further clues each day in certain locations (e.g. Today look in square B3 for your next clue, which could be the slide or something like that).
I was really hoping to somehow incorporate the boring week from hell that is 'Time' into this somehow, just to make it a bit more interesting, but so far have only thought that the person 'leaving the clues' might want some help solving some time-related problem. That's about as far as I've got and I'm not sure a) if I'm being too ambitious or b) if it's a **** idea!
Any thoughts, suggestions, advice, pointers in the direction of resources would be gratefully appreciated!
Thanks
ksc6

2. ### ksc6New commenter

Hi,
I wonder if anyone can offer any suggestions... I teach Year 3/4 and next week we are beginning Block D of the framework where we are looking at position and movement, co-ordinates etc. My LSA is busy making a "treasure map" of the school grounds on squared paper and I plan for it to be 'mysteriously appearing' in my classroom on Tuesday morning with some instructions about how to find the "treasure" (which I think will end up being food-related but haven't decided yet).
I'm planning to leave some clues (e.g. face North, turn clockwise through a right angle, walk two steps forward etc) and was thinking I could leave further clues each day in certain locations (e.g. Today look in square B3 for your next clue, which could be the slide or something like that).
I was really hoping to somehow incorporate the boring week from hell that is 'Time' into this somehow, just to make it a bit more interesting, but so far have only thought that the person 'leaving the clues' might want some help solving some time-related problem. That's about as far as I've got and I'm not sure a) if I'm being too ambitious or b) if it's a **** idea!
Any thoughts, suggestions, advice, pointers in the direction of resources would be gratefully appreciated!
Thanks
ksc6

3. ### simpsonsinsydney

Could they time themselves as to how long the take to solve each clue with stopwatches and record on a sheet?
I guess it might be too confusing if you used turn to 3:00 oclock like fighter pilots say "bogie at 12:00 o'clock" or whatver it is.
How about just inlcuding 1/4 turn, half turn and 3/4 turn as these at least link to clock faces?

4. ### ksc6New commenter

Ooh I like the idea of doing the 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 turn thing to link to a clock face. That would lead me in more nicely to doing the time stuff the week after.
Thanks
ksc6