**Assessments for Maths Like a Pirate**

**Aim: Student-centred ways of assessing learning**

**Building of mathematical knowledge**

**NOTE: The Importance of a very simple Pirate Challenge.**

**Using minimum materials - Student work is to improve the Pirate Challenge with their collaborative ideas.**

**a) Idea improvement**

**b) Problem identification / Problem solving**

**c) Application of number knowledge, strand and strategy**

**Maths like a Pirate is assessing:**

1. Student ability to solve problems

2. Student ability to identify problems

2. Student ability to identify problems

3. Student ability to improve and change their ideas

4. Student ability to work collaboratively

5. Student ability to know who inspires and influences their ideas

6. Student ability to apply number knowledge and strategy to Pirate Challenge contexts. (Q.Examples below are based on NZ assessment Gloss)

KEY - repetition of pirate challenges and evaluation using the following questions:

a) What did you find the hardest thing about the challenge?

b) What would you do differently next time?

c) Where is the math in the Pirate Challenge?

**Evidence is captured through:**

1. Tweeting by students and teachers

2. Creating movie trailers of a Pirate Challenge

3. Reflections / evaluations posted onto 'Maths like a Pirate' blog

4. Extensive photo curating!

**LOCK IN NUMBER KNOWLEDGE AND STRATEGY!**

Maths Pirates work on number knowledge problems twice a week in groups of two or three.

The teacher asks the following questions:

Is there another way you can find the same solution?

How many ways can you find a solution?

Wow! - you just did it in your head... What did that sound like?

**Pirate Challenge No.2: Create a Marble Run****Can you measure a marble run?**

**Room 1 Koraunui students made five marble runs.****Each marble run was 20cm long.****If you put all the marble runs together in a line.****What would be the total length?****How many ways can you work this out?****(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: Task 4)**

**Pirate Challenge No.2: Create a Marble Run****How many tubes?****Room 1 Koraunui students made five marble runs.****Each marble run was made of six cardboard tubes.****How many cardboard tubes were used all together?****How many ways can you work this out?****(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: Task 4)**

**Pirate Challenge No.1:****Building a Bridge****How strong is that bridge?**

**A group of pirates made four bridges.**

Each bridge was strong enough to hold 10 eggs!

Q.1 How many eggs were there all together?

A quarter of the eggs rolled off and
broke.

Q.2 How many eggs rolled off?

**(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: Task 4)**

**Pirate Challenge No.1:****Building a Bridge**This bridge has four upright rolls of newspaper.

Each upright roll of newspaper is made of 5 sheets of newspaper.

Q. 1 How many sheets are there all together?

**(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: Task 4)**

**Pirate Challenge No.4**

**20 marbles in one Ship!**

Devin and Hadley created a boat that
could hold 20 marbles.

Hadley took out a quarter of the
marbles.

How many marbles were in Hadley’s hand?

How many ways can you work this out?

(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: task 5)

**Pirates love marshmallows!**

**Ethan makes a tower out twenty marshmallows.**

**One quarter of the marshmallows are pink.**

**How many are not pink?**

(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: task 5)

**How much water is in the tub?**

**Natalie and Lily take their boat on its maiden voyage.**

**There is 40 cups of water in the tub.**

**James decides to take out half the water.**

**How many cups of water are left in the tub?**

**How many different ways can you work this out?**

**Swashbuckling Pirate Buns**

**There are 3 buns in each row.**

**There are four rows of buns.**

**How many buns are there all together?**

**How many different ways can you work this out?**

There are four buns in each row.

There are two rows of buns.

How many buns altogether?

How many ways can you work this out?

**(Similar to NZ assessment Gloss: Task 4)**

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