This is a review of taking the written expressions and translating them into algebraic expressions. It is set up differently than most Scavenger Hunts. Because these are word descriptions, it would be too difficult for students to copy the new questions from cards on a wall, so a worksheet with all 20 expressions is given. Only the answers are displayed on the cards that will be posted around the room.
Only the numbers 2, 5, and 8 were used so that students cannot simply find the correct numbers in the expression to find the answer. Also, very similar expressions are given. For instance: "The sum of twice a number and 5" and "Twice the sum of a number and 5."
The teacher can have students work alone, in pairs, or in groups. Once the problems are solved, the students find the card with the correct answer, and list the corresponding letter.
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A homework worksheet with answer key is also provided.
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