Using the Movie “The Goonies” in Geometry

In my Geometry classes, I use the movie “The Goonies” as a fun and engaging activity to review topics toward the end of the school year.  This is an example of using math AND the movies.  There is not necessarily direct mathematics explained in the movie, but the movie can be used for its interesting scenarios, challenging students to think about math in different ways.

In “The Goonies,” a group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.  Using their your knowledge of the movie and mathematics, they need  to answer specific math questions.

The format of the lesson (and worksheet) can be found by clicking the following link: Geometry: GOONIES ACTIVITY – Logic, Locus, Solids, and Coordinate Geo

In this lesson, students watch a series of clips from the movie (a few minutes each) to hook them into the problems and answer related state test questions.  The actual DVD start and stop times are written on the worksheet.

Sample of the Goonies Activity

I hope you enjoy the lesson.  Please comment below.

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Posted on April 27, 2012, in Research & Strategies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I love this activity and would like to use it, but I can’t access the worksheet. Do I need to do something specific? Thanks! Looks fun!

  2. I really like this activity but I can’t access it. Anyway you can re-post?

  3. I cant access the link to get the worksheet

  4. Hi there…love the goonies activity, but I’m unable to access the lesson/worksheet…keep getting a Page Not Found error. Any chance you can repost it?
    Thanks so much!

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