Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Math Scavenger Hunt

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Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Math Scavenger Hunt

This Math scavenger hunt activity consists of 12 task card problems involving evaluating algebraic expressions. Students will evaluate 12 different expressions using given values for each variable. Students must use the Order of Operations and their knowledge of algebra to correctly simplify each expression.

All of the variables are whole numbers. Exponents are included. Each answer will lead students to the next problem. At the end of the activity you can tell students the first letter to fill in to complete a fun math riddle!

This activity makes for a great math center and/or small group work! It can also be used for the entire class at once! Students can get up and move around the classroom!



This activity requires little preparation. Simply print the problems, cut, and post around the classroom (and/or at each table) Recording sheet included and answer key included!



★ 12 Task Cards evaluating and simplifying Algebraic Expressions

★ Recording sheet

★ Answer Key


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s³ and A = 6 s² to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.


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