This scavenger hunt activity is a great review of factoring using greatest common factor, difference of two squares ("DOTS"), trinomials (coefficient "a" is equal to 1), tricky trinomials (coefficient "a" does not equal 1), and factoring completely!
The activity can be done individually or with a partner.
18 Question Posters
18 Answer Posters
Student Answer Sheet
Teacher Answer Key Template
The teacher will post the 18 answer posters around the room. Hang one answer poster above each question poster. (This should be done strategically, ensuring that the question and answer poster are not stacked together, which would stump the hunt!) As you hang the answer posters, record the order that students will travel on your answer key template. For example, start at poster 1. Write "1" in the first box on your key. Take the answer poster for poster 1 and hang it above poster 5. Record a "5" in the next box of your key. Take the answer poster for poster 5 and hang it above poster 18. Record "18" in the next box of your key. Take the answer poster for poster 18 and hang it above poster 7, etc. (This would mean that students completing the hunt would travel from poster 1 to 5 to 18 to 7, and so on.) IMPORTANT: Put the LAST answer poster you have left over Poster 1 where you began.
This will ensure that you created a continuous loop! No matter where students begin the hunt, they will follow the loop you created and recorded in your key.