Sunday, October 7, 2018

Another Way to Use Scavenger Hunts





My class loves a good scavenger hunt...you know the kind - you post problems all over the room - students start anywhere and work a problem, then find that answer posted somewhere in the room.  They continue to work problems until the end up back where they started.

But sometimes, you have a class you just don't want to let out of their seats.  Or maybe you want to hold everyone accountable for the work.



I created a new activity to use in my class this week - it's based on a scavenger hunt, but it is an individual activity right at their desks.

I created 12 small cards that I gave each student (we are currently working on finding derivatives of natural log and exponential functions).



Students can begin with any card.  At the bottom of each card, there is a function that students should find the derivative of.  They search through the cards and find the answer at the top of the next card.  They continue this process until they complete the loop.


Here is an example of a completed loop.


If you plan to make your own line them up activity, I suggest making sure that all of your problems fit on one page...that way you are only making one page per student.  Also, you could laminate the pages before cutting so you can use this activity from year to year.

Here is a link to this calculus activity in my TPT store: Derivatives of Natural Log and e^x Activity

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