## Pirate Math

*Pirate Math* is a program designed to improve the word-problem skill of elementary-aged students. Currently, there is a *Pirate Math *program for use in second-grade classrooms and a third-grade program for use as an individual tutoring intervention. During *Pirate Math*, students learn to

- Focus on and identify the conceptual framework of three types of word problems (i.e., Total, Difference, and Change word problems);
- Identify and ignore irrelevant information;
- Translate a word problem’s narrative to a mathematical equation, substituting “X” for the missing information;
- Solve for the missing variable (“X”) as expressed in the mathematical equation; and
- Self-evaluate the reasonableness of solved equations.

Common Core Standards: Varied

Setting: Whole Class and Individual

Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization

Overview: