Your students will love solving systems of equations using the elimination method. Included, you will find two scavenger hunts in which students will eliminate a variable in order to calculate the value of the other variable. Below, you will find a detailed description of each scavenger hunt.
Students will navigate their way through a twelve question self-checking scavenger hunt. Each problem asks students to solve the system by eliminating one variable by adding or subtracting the two equations. Once the value of one variable is calculated, the students can substitute it into one of the equations in order to calculate the value of the other variable.
A second twelve questions scavenger hunt is included. Students will solve the problems by multiplying one or both of the equations by a constant in order to solve the system by elimination.
The scavenger hunt worksheet will have students start with the first problem. From there, the answer will lead them to the second problem. If a student does not find the answer, he/she will know the previous problem was incorrect. Once the student has located the correct answer, he/she will solve the next problem. This process continues until #12 leads them to the first problem. Most of the problems have one equation written in standard form and the other equation is written in slope-intercept form. At the end, two additional questions are provided so that students can explain their knowledge of solving systems of equations using the substitution method.
An answer key is included.
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