This set of cards can be used to review the simplifying of radicals. This would be a great activity for students in high school Geometry who are working with leaving answers for the Pythagorean Theorem in radical form and not decimal form.
Each card has a problem written in black and an answer to another problem (in the magnifying glass).
• The twelve-card set that have a ♢ at the bottom will make one scavenger hunt with ten cards.
• The seventeen set that have a ♧ at the bottom will make another scavenger hunt with ten cards.
• The twenty-nine card set that have a ♡ at the bottom will make a combined scavenger hunt with twenty cards.
If you want to use one of the twelve-card scavenger hunts with a larger class run a duplicate set of the twelve cards so you have twenty-four cards to display.
Suggestions for working with the cards:
• Post the cards around the classroom (either a set of twelve ♡ or ♧ problems or twenty-nine ♢ problems).
• Assign students to start at different card numbers. Distribute copies of the recording sheet to each student. Students should record the number of the card they are working on in the small square at the top left of the grid. When the work on the problem is complete, they then go on a scavenger hunt to find the card with their answer in the bottom right corner, in the magnifying glass of a new card. If they can’t find their answer they need to check their work again. When they find their answer on a card, they record that number in the next square and solve the new problem.
• Students keep working on problems for the allotted time or until all problems in the set have been solved.
• The goal would be to complete as many questions as they can in the allotted amount of time.
• Awards can be given for the number of problems completed by each student.
• Students can be paired together and they complete the problems on the set of cards using one recording sheet. Encourage students to share the task of writing up their solution.
A full set of answers is included in this package.
Comments from Buyers:
• Great Activity!
• Great review. Nice that you could break it up if you needed. Thanks
• This was super fun!
• Great activity!
• The students always enjoy this type of activity. Thanks for saving me a little prep time!
• Thank you!