Need to get students out of their seats talking and working with others? A Treasure Huntis the answer. In this fun activity, students will calculate gross wages including time and a half overtime.
The 12 problem pages are posted either around the room or in stations. Students work in groups and can start at any place, once they solve the problem, they are directed to the next page to go. Students with an error find they they have been misdirected to the wrong place and work together to find their mistake and get back on track.
There are 2 versions included. One is the traditional version with the previous answer listed. The other version has the previous answer with a QR code which can be scanned with a chromebook, or phone. Students can use snapchat to scan the codes which will give them the previous answer. I designed this version to prevent students from completing the activity before I assigned it, using the QR codes will not give away the answers early. Use either version depending on your class.
Teacher can check individual answer sheets or play a stand up/sit down game once students are finished. Teacher calls out one of the answers and students find it on their answer sheet and then teacher calls out the next answer. Students who have this answer remain standing, if not they sit down. This gives teacher feedback on which problems gave the most difficulty. Answer key is included as well as student worksheet to show their work.
This is perfect for a Consumer Math or Personal Finance class for teens.