Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How a Pirate does Math

So in case you want to carry the pirate adventures on for a day or two.  We are...  I found some more resources tonight. 

Here is a website with lots of pirate links:

Here is a PE game to act like you are on a pirate ship:

Here is a National Geographic link to go on a pirate adventure:

Take this quiz to see how much you know about pirates:

Play Deadman's Chest Hangman:

This game is to practice latitude and longitude:

Find out what happened to the pirates in London:
Today we did a lot of the activities from my unit I made last night.  One of my favorites was to create an illustrated list of the things pirates don't do from the books How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers.

For math I put the students in groups and they made posters to show all the ways pirates would use math.  My favorite was to count how many limbs they have lost.

Then, they had to write word problems about pirates and create an answer key for the problems.  They then had other students solve their word problems.

We practiced our journal writing where we picked Pirate names and then wrote like a pirate. My name be Squid Walker.
Here was mine:

Here is a video to teach you how to talk like a pirate:


  1. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure my buccaneers will enjoy some of these ideas.

  2. hi. thanks for sharing such awesome links..

    hangman game

  3. I can't wait to try out your pirate pack, thanks so much April! I might have to wait till we go back to school though as tomorrow is our last day before our September holidays.
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  4. Tons of great ideas! Every year I am sad that I am tracked out of school for Talk Like a Pirate day! Thanks for linking up April! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac: Fall Sale!


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