Mr. Scientist is working on a blueprint for a dollhouse he hopes to build, and it seemed like a great opportunity for introducing the concepts of area and perimeter.
He started this project a while ago, but as you can see, he lost his plan for a while behind a bookcase.
I invented this simple treasure hunt game to introduce area. If you want to introduce that concept with this game, you’ll want to play it with your students the first time or two. If you’ve already studied it, this will be a great way to review, and won’t need much explanation at all.
I made four versions of the gameboard; you can choose which you want to use according to the addition skills of your students. The three with the values on the coins are played the same way. The fourth is almost the same, with one change: they don’t know how much the coins are worth until the end. That version also offers the opportunity to use multiplication at the end.
We played the fourth version, and Miss Adventuress beat Mr. Scientist by eight points. She isn’t going to start studying area yet, but can play the game just the same.
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