Note to my students: If you are new to
letterboxing, please read about
before setting out. In particular,
-Leave no trace!
-Respect God's nature, the letterbox, and its contents
-Maintain proper Christian behavior at all times
-Re-hide the box well in its hiding spot covered with twigs and leaves so it is
not easily seen
-Do not bring attention to yourself or the location of the box to others in the
area (be sneaky)
-Have FUN!! Think of it as a mystery to solve or a treasure hunt - not
You will need a rubber stamp of your own or you can use
your thumb print.
You will need to bring a stamp pad, or you can use a
non-permanent marker to ink the stamps. Some of the stamps use a number of
colors, so inking pens are needed.
You will also need a magnetic compass (not a math compass that draws circles). You can go
here for information
on using a compass.
If you do not have any of these items you can borrow them from Mr. Kuehl.
Take a damp cloth or wipes to clean the stamp when you are done.
Print out the clues and turn them in with all work and solutions
and box stamps to get credit.
If it is a "camouflaged box" that means that it has camouflage duct tape
on it to hide it better, so look carefully!
Be sure to read through
all the clues before looking for the box so you know what is expected of you.
Parents: This is intended to be a FUN activity for my students and their
families (if the students can't drive). I encourage you to check out the wonderful hobby of letterboxing -
a wonderful, healthy, and fun family sport! There are many other
letterboxes in the area - many without mathematical clues too!
My students have been given plenty of time to go out and find these boxes if
they desire. If they are rushing to squeeze it in before the end of the
semester, it means they didn't plan appropriately.