Pirate Math Activities

Mar 14, 2015 | Pirate Activities for Kids

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Find Family Fun at Pirate Adventures

Set sail in search of fun with us and experience a Pirate Adventure with your family aboard the pirate ship Sea Gypsy in the Annapolis Harbor.

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Celebrate International Pi Day with a PI rate Theme!

It’s International Pi Day!  We thought we would help celebrate with a round-up of pirate math activities to get your little pirates in the mood to count some treasure.  At Pirate Adventures we know that the pirate theme goes a long way in helping to get kids excited about learning.

Pirate Math Activities

Check out our round-up of pirate math activities to celebrate Pi Day this March 14th.

Coin Purse

Money Pit

Teach your mates to count their treasure in modern times with this idea using coins of different values hidden in a sand pit or around the classroom.  Kid’s will be excited to count in sequence as they collect their coins.  Find the full description on Scholastic.com
Pirate Word Problem

Pirate Word Problems

Practice word problems with the pirate theme. Having trouble writing them yourselves? Find pre-written word problems with this teachers post Pirate Word Problems.
Treasure Map

Math Treasure Hunt

Go on a treasure hunt and use the spoils to teach different math skills. Hide different kinds of treasures and have the kids sort and classify their findings. Make up word problems together using the treasures. Find complete instructions on education.com.

Pirate Number Play

Create your own pirate treasure with some gold paint and let the kids explore with numbers. This creative post from Kitchen Floor Crafts has lots of ideas for pirate math activities with this clever craft.
Pirate Board Game

Make a Pirate Board Game

Help your little ones learn math by making a pirate themed board game. Grab a piece of cardboard to use as the board. Draw a picture of a ship at one end and an island with buried treasure at the opposite end. Mark spaces with setbacks along the journey. For example: “Your crew gets scurvy, move back three spaces.” Use plastic gold coins as markers. Let the kids get creative.
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Pirate Math Songs

Check out YouTube for “When You Subtract with a Pirate” and “When you Add with a Pirate” these little videos are a fun way to introduce addition and subtraction. Also, check out this Pirate Counting Song for the preschool set.

International Pi Day Events around Washington DC

Celebrate math with some of our fun pirate math activities at home and head out to celebrate International Pi Day at local venues around our area.

The Maryland Science Center will offer a Pi Day celebration from 12pm-4pm.  Don’t miss the pie eating contest!

Restaurants around Washington DC will offer Pi Day Discounts on pizza pies and pastries.

Hope you enjoy Pi Day!  Leave us a comment and let us know what you did to celebrate this special day.