The topic assessed in this classroom scavenger hunt is Linear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities. There are eleven practice problems, a blank template for students to record answers and an answer key. The format of the file is pdf.
To use the scavenger hunt, scatter the eleven problems randomly around the room. Students may work in small groups. They start at any station, write the letter of that station on their answer sheet, and determine the symbolic form of the linear inequality or system of inequalities that is graphed. They then travel around the room to find that "answer", and repeat the process until they have visited all eleven stations.
The order of the letters will spell "DRAGONFLIES" in reverse, making it easy to check if students are on the right track, or determine where they may have gone wrong.
My Algebra 1 students completed this today, and were very engaged. I alerted them that besides the topic of linear inequalities, we would be focussing on Math Practice 6: Attend to Precision. The problems have subtle differences to which students need to pay attention. For example, one of the stations has a graph for y > -2x + 1 and another example has a graph for y ≥ -2x + 1. The problems made for meaningful discussion among students.
This could be an effective review activity for Algebra 2 students, used to launch Linear Programming. It could also be an extension activity for grade 8 students, to enhance the Linear Functions unit.