Get kids up and talking about math! This solving two-step equations scavenger hunt allows students to practice solving two-step equations in partners or small groups, searching for the answers to the problems they solve! Fosters collaboration and math discussions!
1) Cut problem sheets in half so that there is one problem and one solution on each card. Post cards around the room. Hand out scavenger hunt worksheets to students.
2) Assign starting answers to small groups of students by giving each group one of the “Starting Answers” at the end of this packet. This will ensure that students start at different locations.
3) Students solve the problem on the card underneath their assigned answers in box #1 on their worksheet. Then, they search for that answer on a new card. (The answer to the current problem will lead them to the card with the next problem.) Students should continue until they reach the same answer they began with.
4) During this activity, students are encouraged to check in with the teacher if they get stuck, or get to the final answer prematurely. (I use the key to quickly check over their work and let the student know which problem to go back to and solve again.)
Small Group Option: Make a set of cards for each group. Give every group the same starting answer and have groups arrange the problems in the correct order, filling in their scavenger hunt worksheets as they go.
This product can also be found in my Solve Two-Step & Multi-Step Equations Activity Bundle, which also includes: