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I'm not sure if there is a standard name for this kind of thing, but I call it a scavenger hunt. I like it because it is essentially the same work for the students as if you had given them a worksheet with some problems on it. but this is more mobile and more fun for them so they are generally much more engaged.

The topic for this scavenger hunt is solving equations that involve multiple steps, distributive property, and variables on both sides.

To use it, you print out all the slides in this file and post them up randomly on the walls and other furniture (I like to hang them from the ceiling for fun) in your room.
Each slide has an equation on the bottom and an answer to a different equation on the top. Students pick any place to start and solve the equation. Then they look around to find their answer on one of the other sheets around the room. The solution to the equation on the next sheet will lead them to a 3rd sheet and so on until they get back to their starting point.
I made a space theme for this scavenger hunt. So what I do is have students write down the pictures in the order they solve them and use the answer key on the 1st page of the file to verify that they got the right answers (or to tell them where they messed up).

Please let me know if my description isn't very clear. It is a simple activity to do but I seem to be long-winded about explaining it.

Just make sure you don't post the sheets up in order! :)
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Nice job and nice pictures to go with the math problems.
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Thanks! I spent way more time than I'd care to admit finding groups of 10-12 pictures that are easy to recognize and also related in some way for my different scavenger hunts. So it's nice that someone noticed. :)
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I love this! I have used scavenger hunts before and they are always a great motivator for students to practice problems they normally wouldn't want to work out. Great!
On  February 16, 2014Robert Duncan answered:
I'm glad you liked them! I also had used them before I started making my own. I just couldn't seem to find anyone who had them covering a lot of different topics. Worksheets I had plenty of, but I figured if nobody was making scavenger hunts then I'd have to do it myself. :)
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Haha, I guess that figures. I chose this theme because I also find space/astronomy interesting. Maybe it's a guy thing?
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I love these Scavenger Hunts! They are so colorful and fun - the students get so excited when they see a new one posted around the room! Thank you!
On  September 12, 2013Robert Duncan answered:
I'm glad you like them. And you know, I haven't even paid that much attention to the colors. My printer at school is only black and white and I guess I'm too used to it to worry about anything but how the pictures will look in greyscale. heh
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After my summer school students did this activity, I heard one student say to another, "summer school isn't so bad..." Thank you for making a product for me that allows for variety!
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I know all too well how rough summer school can be to teach. I'm glad I was able to help!
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Great activity! My low level Freshmen enjoyed it. It broke up the monotony of solving equations day after day...
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On  November 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
I love this activity and my 7th grade students did too! We had been solving equations for several days and I was worried about them being bored with yet another day of equations. This is the perfect activity. The didn't seem to mind. I did change a few equations but it is so easy to do.
On  November 9, 2012Robert Duncan answered:
I'm glad your kids enjoyed it. I'm working on an area and perimeter unit right now to help out the 7th grade teachers at my school that I'll hopefully be finishing and putting up here before too long. Hopefully that will also be something your students would enjoy.
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