Scavenger hunt activities are great ways for students to have a great time and practice critical math skills. The best part is that they are self-checking! Students that make a mistake will quickly realize that there is a problem when they either return to the original card far sooner than they should or are unable to find their answer as they search the cards. This also encourages error analysis and the very important skill of double checking answers!
Calculating the greatest common factor and the least common multiple out of context is tricky for many students but truly understanding how it is used in the real world is something students often have difficulty relating to. These 12 world problems show the most common uses of GCF and LCM in the real world and will have your students up, thinking, and moving in no time!
Scavenger Quests require VERY LITTLE prep. Simply print off an answer sheet (double sided with LOTS of room for kiddos to work out their math problems!!) for each student and one set of the cards (on paper or cardstock for more durability). Cut the cards out and laminate if you wish so they last longer. Hang them up around the room and in the hallway if you like – kids get a kick out of escaping the classroom.
Students can start at any card. Read and answer the question, working out the problem and writing the answer in the corner of the first box on the answer sheet. Then search the room for the card containing that answer in the small corner circle. This is your next card. Read the new question, answer it, and record the answer in the next box on the answer sheet making sure to follow the arrows. The answer for the last card in the series will take you back to the card where you started. If you return to the first card before then, a mistake was made somewhere along the way.
Be sure to check out:
GCF & LCM Products:
GCF Doodle Notes for Interactive NotebooksLCM Doodle Notes for Interactive NotebooksGCF and LCM Square Puzzle Quest
Other Math Scavenger Quests:
My other Math Scavenger QuestsBUNDLE Operations with Decimals Word Problems Math Scavenger Quests
Doodle Note Brochures:
My other Doodle Note BrochuresBUNDLE Basic Skills Unit (Place Value, Prime & Composite, Divisibility Rules, Long Division, Rounding) - Doodle Note Brochures for Interactive NotebooksBUNDLE Decimals Unit - Doodle Note Brochures for Interactive NotebooksBUNDLE Fractions Unit - Doodle Note Brochures for Interactive NotebooksBUNDLE Integers Unit - Doodle Note Brochures for Interactive Notebooks
Square Puzzle Quests:
My other Square Puzzle QuestsOperations with Integers Square Puzzle QuestOperations with Positive Decimals Square Puzzle QuestAdding Positive Decimals Square Puzzle QuestSubtracting Positive Decimals Square Puzzle QuestOrder of Operations Square Puzzle Quest
REVENGE! The review game:
Equations and Inequalities Unit Review
Fun Science Activities:
Population Relationships Scavenger HuntBiomes and Succession Scavenger Hunt
More are added often! If you have a request for a topic, please contact me. I can have it for you asap!
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