This is a project that adds excitement to math class while tracking the progress made. My 6th grade General Math students really enjoy this project (see my website mathsquad.com).
The Math Treasure Island map contains features such as: Fraction Reef, Pi Hill, Lake Percent, etc. The game and the map create continuity, a general theme and sense of adventure. They tie all the topics together and are helpful for review.
Students will practice using a compass, straight-edge, and protractor; measuring in inches and metric; using proportional scale; and finding places on the map using the coordinate plane.
The final challenge is to use the map to discover the location of the buried treasure! This booklet is complete with all the teaching hand-outs, supply list, and instructions for fitting the project into your schedule. The map project is a creative activity to help make learning math fun and is highly recommended for middle school.