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Published: 15/12/2011
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Captain Sam's treasure trail

Captain Sam knows there is treasure buried on the island, but he only has an outline map. Record the route he takes by following a series of bearings, so that he doesn't get lost. A lovely activity with some further questions designed to get students thinking more deeply.      

See other resources: Geometry and measure | Angles – three figure bearings | Dominoes, loop cards and treasure hunts

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Ann Clewes
Ann Clewes
Year 8 really enjoyed this activity.
Posted on 5th May 2015
Yolandi Meyer
Yolandi Meyer
With the changes to the new curriculum, bearings have to be taught in year 7 already, and I have a very low ability group of students. They really enjoyed this resource, as I gave them a prize at the end of the challenge too. Thanks for this amazing resource.

Posted on 18th April 2015
Helen Kennedy
Helen Kennedy
I used this with low ability year 10's and they really enjoyed the challenge.
I like the recap of the definition of a bearing as the first task.
Posted on 8th June 2014
Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson
This is a brilliant resource and by changing it from Captain Sam to Big Bob and a hunt for pies, it gave my year 11 class a real chuckle as well as leading to a fabulous start to drawing bearings. Saved me hours of work - hope I can return the favour having produced something you can use. Keep up the good work.
Posted on 14th November 2013

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