How Pirates use geometry and make it fun

After the movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits’, we decided that the pirate playground would fit into our theme today. The kids got a little outside air and some exercise. Kids went and played for several hours while the mom chatted.

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We took an ezroller ride and worked on division, which the girls are starting to get the hang of and then after the movie we did a little geometry. Extending the pirate them we went to play put put at the place on Wilmington island next to Flying fish. The girls liked it mainly because every hole had a place where your ball could fly into the water and you had to use the ball catcher to get it out.

I love teaching geometry this way because it is fun and you can understand angles much better than doing it on paper. The girls had fun placing the balls in different areas on the course and trying to guess how the ball should roll and hit. Then we would discuss why it did or didn’t work.

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‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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Reviews are in … All the parents and kids gave it 5 out of 5 popcorns
It was funny, great animation, tones of history reference ( mostly adults will only get) and non-stop laughter. Charles Darwin was one of the main characters, along with many other characters from history. I love claymation, Wallace, and Grommet, so this one just sailed out of the park for me. Kids loved it too.

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.

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