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Mountain Rescue Mission

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    Utah Education Network

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Mountain Rescue Mission

In this math activity, learners play a game that helps reinforce learners' understanding of the coordinate system. In this game, rescue teams are at the base of the hill (an ordered pair to be determined by roll of dice) and an injured victim is at the top of the hill (ordered pair (10, 10)). The objective is to get to the victim as quickly as possible. Learners roll the dice and move along the grid horizontally and/or vertically. The first player to land exactly on (10,10) is the winner.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, Utah Education Network in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Higher Ed Utah,


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