This week the year 3/4 students are making treasure maps. To create the treasure maps we are using some of the things we know about maths such as measurement and coordinates. We are also using what we have learned in writing such as descriptive language, procedures and persuasive texts. To make the maps we are drawing islands on graph paper with a compass rose and writing up directions for how to get the treasure using coordinates. To make pirates want to follow our map we are going to use persuasive writing techniques and also use the best descriptive language we can to describe the islands and the trouble pirates may get into! The 3/4s are loving it!
The teachers made this activity to help us see that maths, art and writing should not be separate even though we often learn them separately. In life they all work together!
Written by Charlie and Jakob in 3/4M
How creative and imaginative were you? Does you pirate map have an interesting detail that makes it unique?
What kind of words did you use to describe your island?
Can you think of another area of your learning that could be part of the treasure map project – performing arts, cooking, homework, inquiry, religion?