# Factoring With Leading Coefficient is 1 (a=1) Scavenger Hunt

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Have some fun factoring quadratics when a =1 with this Scavenger Hunt! Your students will go the hunt for the factored from of 10 quadratic expressions with a leading coefficient of 1. Student answer sheet and answer key included. Use as a TOTD, on review day, or a fun opener to factoring when the leading coefficient is not 1. Look through the preview for the answer key to view the 10 quadratics used.

Objective: Students will show their ability to factor quadratics when the leading coefficient is 1.

Instructions: Print out the following 12 pages, single sided. Choose one of the two answer sheets and make a copy for each student. Post the 10 equation sheets around the classroom with tape or thumb tacks. Students start at an sheet and write the quadratic down then factor. They will find the poster with the factored form they just found, write the shown quadratic and factor. Repeat till the answer key is filled and all posters have been visited.

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Print on colored pages, card stock, or laminate
As you post, mix up the order!
Post around your room/hallway in a random order
Allow students to work in groups of 2 or 3 (still make each student complete the answer sheet)
Use the hunt as a warm-up, closing activity, review day activity, or as part of a quiz
Some students may not enjoy working standing up so I allow those students to take a picture of the posters with iPads to work on at their desk
Play some music! (school appropriate of course)
Create competition by rewarding the first group to accurately complete the answer sheet (high fives are great prizes)
Warn students to be careful with negative signs. 5 and -5 are different!
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