Give students an excuse to get up and out of their chairs, whilst also checking their understanding of how to form and solve equations.
Scatter the question cards around the room and let the fun commence! Students can begin at whichever card they like - when they've got their answer, they must find their answer at the top of another card. Found it? This is the next card they must answer. Carry on like this and eventually they'll end up back at the card they started.
Includes 3 separate treasure hunts (easy, medium and hard). Each treasure hunt contains 10 question cards. Also includes answers and a form for students to record their answers as they go.
Questions typically involve setting up an equation based on a geometric problem (see example thumbnails) but there are a few purely worded questions e.g in the harder treasure hunt: "The sum of three consecutive EVEN numbers is 78. Call the first number ‘x’
Now form an equation and solve it to find the value of x."
I would recommend printing the 3 treasure hunts in different colours (I usually use green, orange and red) so students can easily identify which cards are part of their treasure hunt. I also normally print 2 to a page for very neat looking A5 cards.