**Thank you @mrsplumsclass in Michigan USA**

**for this SWASHBUCKLING Pirate Challenge! - AWESOME!**

The challenge:

How can you and your team of buccaneers create a pirate ship
that can carry heavy loads of treasure?

You will need:

1 square foot of tin foil & marbles (your treasure!)

A tooth pick and a pirate flag

Your challenge:

1. Create a ship using only one square foot of aluminum foil.

2. The ship should be able to carry treasure (marbles). The challenge is to see how many you can carry without sinking!

3. Place a pirate flag on top!

4. You have 20 bandit minutes.

**DONT FORGET: A tub of water to test your ship (walrus not included)**

After the challenge we will think, share and tweet about:

1. What did you
find the hardest thing about the challenge?

2. What would you do differently next time?

3. Where is the math in the Pirate Challenge?

@Rm1Koraunui, Koraunui School, Wellington, NZ

@ReidHns1

Click to watch:

Q1. What was tricky about the Pirate Challenge?

Trying to build the boat strong

Making sure there are no holes - Ihaia & Devin

Tryin to make it longer and stronger

Working as a team - Rangimarie

Use two pieces of tin foil to mkae it stronger - Ihai & Devin

Draw our own flag so we ca decide how it looks - Leah

Fold up the sides of the boat

Use bigger marbles because they are heavier - Leah

See who can make the longest waka - Ihaia

Weight - Leah

Counting marbles 21+2=23 - Devin

Measurement - Who has the longest waka? - Ihaia

2. What would you do differently next time?

3. Where is the math in the Pirate Challenge?

**2014****THE ACTION**

Queen Margaret College , Wellington, NZ

Intermediate Blenheim, New Zealand

#Homeschool, Christchurch, New Zealand

First Attempt

First Attempt

@ReidHns1

**,**Henderson North School, Auckland, NZ__First Attempt__

@mathspirates Koraunui School, Wellington, NZ

__First Attempt__

__Second Attempt__

Third Attempt

__@knuicurious SOLE Classroom Koraunui School, Wellington, NZ____First Attempt__

Q1. What was tricky about the Pirate Challenge?

__First Attempt____@mathspirates__

Trying to build the boat strong

Making sure there are no holes - Ihaia & Devin

Tryin to make it longer and stronger

Working as a team - Rangimarie

**Q2. What would you do differently?**__First Attempt____@mathspirates__

Use two pieces of tin foil to mkae it stronger - Ihai & Devin

Draw our own flag so we ca decide how it looks - Leah

Fold up the sides of the boat

Use bigger marbles because they are heavier - Leah

See who can make the longest waka - Ihaia

**Q3. Where is the maths?**__First Attempt____@mathspirates__

Weight - Leah

Counting marbles 21+2=23 - Devin

Measurement - Who has the longest waka? - Ihaia

**2013 THE ACTION**
@Room11GMS West Coast, South Island, NZ

First Attempt

@mathspirates Koraunui School, Wellington, NZ

First Attempt

**IDEA IMPROVEMENT**

**Hardest thing about the challenge?**

It was hard to make the foil join together when folding it
Max

Trying to make sure the boat had no holes in it!
Leah

It was hard to put the pirate flag on it.
James

It was hard to make it float with marbles in it.
Lilly

Hard to make a ship that could hold 21 marbles.
Mika

**What would you do differently next time?**

I would be more careful with the foil so it dosn't rip.
Ella

I would like to put all our sailing ships together and make a really big one! And a good one!
Cadan
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**mlap13**
I d like to work better as a team

James
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**mlap13****R456 Math Pirates**- try making a draft model out of paper first like the boys in @Room11GMS

**Where is the Math in the Pirate Challenge?**
The Maths was in counting and putting the marbles in the boat. We were learning how to weigh.

Max
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**mlap13**
The Maths is in the boat. The Maths is the treasure. The treasure is the shape of a circle!
Mika & James

The Maths was in how to make something strong.
Dayton

The Maths was in the learning. I was my first time at estimating.
Devin
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**mlap13**
The Maths was in how many marbles!
Leah
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**mlap13**
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