Literal Equations Scavenger Hunt {Can be Solved in 2 to 3 Steps}

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Literal Equations Scavenger Hunt {Can be Solved in 2 to 3 Steps} Activity

This activity is an excellent way to mix rigor and fun in algebra! Students will enjoy practicing their skills on solving literal equations as they interact with their peers.

Note to teachers: To discourage students from simply guessing, we made sure to make the answers look similar by using only the variables x, y, and z where they will solve for z.

What's Included?
- Sixteen (16) scavenger hunt activity cards on Literal Equations
- Answer Sheet
- Premade workspace for students
- Answer Key

What skills are covered?

Students will solve literal equations that can be solved in 2 to 3 steps. The skills of combining like terms, factoring, cross multiplication and adding/subtracting fractions will be helpful.

How to Play?

1) Print and scatter the cards around the classroom. You may also use the hallway, cafeteria, gym, or anywhere outside the building as long as the environment is conducive for learning.

2) Distribute the answer sheets. You may allow the students to work individually, in pairs, or in small groups. If needed, you may also ask the students to show their solutions on a separate sheet of paper.

3) Start the activity by assigning them their starting problems or have them pick where they want to begin.

4) Before answering each problem, ask them to record the card number that they are currently working on. It is located on the upper right corner of each card.

5) Once they finish working on the problem, they will look for the next card that contains their answer. The correct answers will lead them to the next cards to work on and will eventually bring them back to the first problem that they started with at the beginning.

6) Use the answer key provided to check their answers.


Check out our other Algebra Scavenger Hunt activities:
Algebraic Expressions {Scavenger Hunt}
Describing a Point in Cartesian Plane {Scavenger Hunt}
Evaluating Functions {Scavenger Hunt}
Exponent Rules {Scavenger Hunt}
Exponential Equations Not Requiring Logarithms {Scavenger Hunt}
Linear Inequalities {Scavenger Hunt}
Multi-Step Equations {Scavenger Hunt}
One-Step Equations {Scavenger Hunt}
Polynomials: Adding and Subtracting {Scavenger Hunt}
Polynomials: Dividing {Scavenger Hunt}
Polynomials: Multiplying {Scavenger Hunt}
Radical Expressions: Adding and Subtracting {Scavenger Hunt}
Radical Expressions: Dividing {Scavenger Hunt}
Simplifying Expressions {Scavenger Hunt}
Two-Step Equations {Scavenger Hunt}

We hope that you and your students enjoy this scavenger hunt activity. Our goal is to create quality math resources that will be helpful in your class instruction. If you found any errors/typos or have any questions about this product, please don’t hesitate to contact us at chilimath@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Mike and Kathy


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Literal Equations Scavenger Hunt {Can be Solved in 2 to 3 Steps}
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Literal Equations Scavenger Hunt {Can be Solved in 2 to 3 Steps}
Literal Equations Scavenger Hunt {Can be Solved in 2 to 3 Steps}
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