NRICH: Treasure Hunt

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Can you find the hidden treasure?

The treasure has been hidden somewhere on this beach, where the grid lines intersect (cross).

Input coordinates to help find the treasure with the fewest guesses. The interactivity gives you the shortest distance you’d have to travel (along the grid lines) to reach the treasure.

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Age 7 to 14


Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Coordinates, Deductive Reasoning & Logical Thinking
K-6, Middle School, High School, Educator
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

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NRICH (University of Cambridge)

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Online Interactive Activity

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