Hidden Treasures

Solution

Abby (3,6)
Carter (3,2)
Jason (5,3)
Whitney (5,1)

Explanation

Here are the locations of each player's marker:

7 x7 Coordinate grid with dots placed at the coordinates as shown in question and arrows from name labels to dots.

Use the clues to find each hidden treasure.

  • Clue: Abby's marker is at (1,3).
    To find Abby's treasure, start at her marker. Then go right 2 spaces and up 3 spaces.

    Abby's treasure is at (3,6).
  • Clue: To find Jason's marker, start at Abby's marker. Then go up 2 spaces and right 3 spaces. Make sure that the sum of the numbers in Jason's ordered pair is 9.
    To find his treasure, start at his marker. Then go right 1 space and down 2 spaces.

    This means Jason's marker is at (4,5).
    His treasure is over to the right 1 and down 2 from his marker.
    Jason's treasure is at (5,3).
  • Clue: The digits in the ordered pair for Carter's marker are the same as the digits in the ordered pair for Abby's marker, but in a different order.
    His treasure is hidden just 1 space up from his marker.

    This means Carter's marker is at (3,1).
    Carter's treasure is at (3,2).
  • The last marker must be Whitney's.
    It is at (5,2).
    Clue: Whitney's treasure is hidden down 1 space from her marker.
    Whitney's treasure is at (5,1).
7 x7 Coordinate grid with dots placed at the coordinates indicated above and arrows from name labels to dots.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3