This lesson is designed for 5th Class, according to the Irish Education System.

Battleships is a well known guessing game for two players, played on a ruled grid.

Students are introduced to game theory, and build on their knowledge of chance and probability, while playing a game that many will be familiar with. This is a chance for students to see how maths can be applied to everyday things, even the games they play.


This powerpoint contains a brief introduction to the game of Battleships and how we can use probability to build a strategy.

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Lesson Plan

A description of this lesson for teachers. Includes examples, timings, links to the curriculum, and much more.

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Student Booklet

A premade question booklet for students. Available both in a booklet template (only folding neccesary), as well as a full page option.

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Large Game Template

A larger version of the 3x3 grid and battleship, as seen in the booklet. Available to print and cut out, or to project onto the board.

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Computational Tools

Final Quiz

This quiz is designed for students to practice their game strategy playing battleships. Ideally used afer completely the booklet.

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