|Level 1 - Grid Reference|
I have created four different levels of battleship for myself and teachers to use within their classroom. This would be excellent for a class or teacher with various levels of ability.
I look forward to being able to use all four levels next year (January) when we begin the new school year and have to cover the Cartesian Plane.
Thinking about how I want my lesson to flow, I would get students to reflect where grid references are used and why they need to know them; including an example as a whole class (mapping, UBD). Students should have learned this in Primary School and therefore the battleship game should be simple to play.
|Level 3 - 0-10 Cartesian Plane|
|Level 4 -5 to 5 Cartesian Plane|
After this, the transition to the Cartesian Plane and placing ships/ points on the intersecting luines rather than IN the grid, will be the most difficult point for students to remember.
I suppose in grid references the numbers are IN the boxes, whereas cartesian planes the numbers are ON the lines. Possibly a poster to represent the difference between these would be a good idea! :)
For all four level games, I plan on laminating these and giving students white baord markers to draw where their 'ship' locations are are then write coordinates in OHT pen (fine tip) or easily photocopied to draw on themselves. Whiteboard marker whipes off with water or nail polish remover! :)