This is a scavenger hunt activity that includes 20 problems over operations with polynomials and laws of exponents:
-adding and subtracting polynomials
-multiplying and dividing polynomials
-simplifying expressions using the laws of exponents
-various application problems
You will hang the problems around the room or in the hallway, and students will start at any page. They will answer the problem at the BOTTOM of the page, and then find the answer at the TOP of another page. Then answer the problem at the bottom and continue the process. They should end where they began!
I have also included an option where you could use this activity as a card sort as well.
There is a recording sheet and an answer key.
This correlates to the Texas TEKS:
-A.10A: add and subtract polynomials (supporting)
-A.10B: multiply polynomials (supporting)
-A.10C: determine the quotient when dividing polynomials (supporting)
-A.10D: rewrite polynomials using the distributive property (supporting)
-A.10E: factor trinomials, including perfect square trinomials (readiness)
-A.10F: use the structure of difference of squares to rewrite a binomial (supporting)
-A.11A: simplify numerical radical expressions involving square roots
-A.11B: simplify numerical and algebraic expressions using the laws of exponents (readiness)