Invite your child to bury an imaginary treasure, then make a simple map and provide clues to its location.
Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
What you need:
- small item to "bury" (optional)
What to do:
- Decide on a secret location in which to "bury" your treasure. If possible, you may wish to actually hide a small prize in that location.
- Create a treasure map that shows how to travel from a starting point (such as the front door) to the buried treasure. This map can provide clues to the treasure's location such as "Go 5 steps towards the backyard" or "Turn left at the kitchen table."
- Can someone use the map to find the treasure? The map could be given to a parent, a sibling, or a friend. Alternatively, two children could make maps and exchange them.
From Every-Day-of-the-School-Year Math Problems by Marcia Miller
and Martin Lee
(Scholastic Professional Books)