This is a 12 question scavenger hunt on solving exponential and logarithmic equations. Please view the preview of this activity to see the types of problems that are included. When solving exponential and logarithmic equations, I find that is important for the students to get an exact solution as well as an approximate solution from a calculator. Therefore, some answers to the questions on the scavenger hunt are exact and some are calculator approximations. This requires the students to have both answers to the problem before searching the room for the solution.
Scavenger hunts are a great way to get students actively engaged. I find that my students work better when they are up and moving around the room. I created this activity for my Algebra 2 class as a fun way to practice the material we had learned. I also like this activity because it is self-checking. If a student gets an answer wrong, they will not know which card to go to next. This forces them to fix mistakes and ask for help.
Print the problems out on card stock, cut them in half, and hang them around the room (laminate for longer use) and in the hallway if possible. Students can work in pairs or individually. Student recording sheet and answer key is included. Happy hunting!
*Answer key with problems worked out is also included!