Divide into one or two teams and explain the game:
Each team should pick a “Seeker” and a “Guide”.
The Seeker will be blindfolded. The Seeker will stand in an open area of the room walking as directed by the Guide, who
will give directions in the form of, “Take ___ steps to your right (or left, forward, backward). The rest of the team will
suggest to their Guide (in whispers) what directions to give their Seeker. The Seeker faces the front of the room at all
times, never turning, and may only move right, left, forward, or backward. The team will be timed on how long it takes to
get their Seeker to the Target (a large X).
Begin by blindfolding the Seeker from one team, and facing the Seeker towards the front of the room. Remind the seek
they may not turn at all. Place a large X on a diagonal from the Seeker. The team gives suggestions to the Guider as to
what to say to the Seeker until the Seeker reaches the X.
When the team begins, a timer should be started. (If there are more than one team when the Seeker has reached the
target, the other team will have a turn).
The team who takes the least time getting the Seeker to the target, wins.
Discuss need for ordered pairs or coordinates
, for a coordinate system
, and for an origin
Show the student a coordinate plane
. Tell the student, If an invisible coordinate plane could be placed on the Earth,
we could easily identify specific locations and travel to those locations. Longitude and Latitude lines are similar
to a coordinate plane, except that they are laid on a sphere rather than a plane.