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4 Apr
Puzzle Geocaching (Higher Level Thinking)

This activity was used with a gifted summer session.  The students were rising 2nd-4th graders.  The basic idea was that students moved in small groups through 8 different caches.  At each cache, they solved a puzzle that gave them one single digit number.  Once they had all 8  numbers, they went to a final cache.  This cache had two locks on it, each with 4 digits.  They used the 8 numbers they had discovered at the other caches to open the locks and get the “treasure.”  I used... » Read more

23 Sep
P.E. Exercises (with Algebra)

In this activity, students solve simple algebraic problems at each cache to find the number of times they complete an exercise.   by Joani Sotherden and Keith Robinson Cache Labels Cache Problelms Answer Sheet  Read More →

2 May
Geo Ca$hing (Balancing a Checkbook)

The Geo “Ca$hing” activity will allow students to practice basic checking account transactions. Senario: You are a realtor for Unreal Realty in Detroit, MI. You are unmarried with no kids and own a beautiful three bedroom home in a nearby suburb.  You have several things you need to pay for and would still like to have a little fun. Complete your check register according to the transactions you come across on your cache search. Do you have enough money? What is your ending balance? by Allison... » Read more

28 Feb
Hands on Math

At each cache, students use dice, cards, or money to answer a problem including rounding three digit numbers, adding three digit numbers, adding more than one number, counting money with dollars and coins.  Cache Cards Answer Sheet This activity was created by Holly Ireland, Heather Blevins, and Laurie Aylor.  Read More →

28 Feb
Pirate Math

This cache is based on a Pirate theme.  Students find and solve various types of Pirate math problems (fact families, time, money, measurement, and so on).  Cache Questions Pictures of Cache Contents Directions This activity was created by Tina Coffey with helps from Joani Sotherden, Kathy Smith and Diane Rose and is described in more detail: Pirate Geocachin’ with Second Grade Sprogs–ARRR!  Read More →