Equations of Circles Completing the Square Scavenger Hunt Activity
During this activity, students travel around the room to find the center of each circle. For each station, students are given an equation of a circle. Each equation is written in standard conic form, and students must use the completing the square method to convert the equation to standard form. Then they must determine the center of the circle as their final answer.
Students begin by starting at a random station. This is a great opportunity to group students or let students work with a partner. After a student has found the answer to a station, he will visit the next station using the answer he found. Students continue to move at their own pace through the stations until they have visited all of them. What makes this kind of activity great for teachers is the fact that students immediately know if they have a correct or incorrect answer. If a student’s answer is not written on one of the stations, the student knows that his answer is not correct.
This product contains 16 full-page stations, including color and black and white versions of each station. Also included is a student answer sheet and an answer key!
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