Treasure Hunt

We received a coded message today– it was about where a treasure was hidden, and the clues were just a bunch of numbers.

Image11142013105543Some students had an idea that it was a code– that the numbers somehow stood for letters, maybe because they were grouped like words, and maybe because all of the numbers were under 26, which is the number of letters in the alphabet (really– they came up with that).

We worked in small groups to see if we could figure which letters matched each number (lots of counting, organizing, short-term memory tasks) and we found where the treasure was hidden.  It was gold coins. (They were delicious.)

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