This activity can be printed as is but then distributed randomly around the room, the hallway, or outside if you’re lucky to have good weather!
Students work in pairs and can start at any letter. They will solve the problem and their answer will lead them to the next problem. When they get back to where they started, they are done!
But here is the catch…yes it does spell something, but it doesn’t really make any sense to them. What does it mean? Absolutely nothing. The key is that you know what it’s going to spell, not them. Each group will start at a different letter, so they won’t think that makes any sense. You know the order, and that’s all that matters.
The good thing about this scavenger hunt is that there are some answer choices that are not questions, so if they’re looking for question C, you know that group needs assistance. Another aspect of this activity that is helpful for students is that they can not go back to a question that they’ve already answered. There’s another clue for you to step in and help!
Problems include area of regular polygons, surface area, volume, transformations, similarity and parallelograms.