April 29, 2011

Math Caching

My husband and I are geocachers. In a very small nutshell, geocaching is an outdoor activity in which we use our GPS receivers to hide and seek containers called "geocaches" or "caches".

When I stumbled across the Math Caching site I knew it was going to be something exciting. The website Mathbits brings us this challenging game that will have your students applying their math skills without even realizing it.

Math Caching is a challenge where you solve mathematical problems to find hidden “boxes” on the Internet. Each box reveals clues to the location of the next one. Levels include: Basic Math, PreAlebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig, and PreCalculus. When you are finished, there is a certificate to print. To help students keep track of their work, there are also worksheets that go along with each level.

Basic Math


You can find all levels here.

BIG BONUS: A teacher answer key (including the URL addresses of all of the boxes) is available upon request from a school district email address. roberts@mathbits.com


  1. Very cool! We've actually considered taking our students geocaching as an end-of-the field trip. I'll pass your blog on to our math teacher!

  2. John, My kids love geocaching. Let me know if you need any pointers.