Your students will enjoy the surprise of revealing gifts sent by a Secret Admirer as they work their way through this scavenger hunt! Each of the 12 posters has an expression to be solved using the Order of Operations, as well as two possible answers – but only one of the answers is correct! Students evaluate each expression, and then scan the QR code that corresponds with the answer they calculated. Each QR code will reveal a surprise gift; one is a special Valentine gift, but the other is a gag gift.
Students will record the answer they calculated to each of the 12 questions, as well as the Secret Admirer’s gift, on their recording sheets. A fun way to assess student understanding of the Order of Operations!
Questions involve parentheses and exponents, as well as all four operations. The twelfth question involves decimals.
Simply hang up the question posters around your classroom or down the hallway – in order or randomly – photocopy the recording sheets for your class, and let them loose!
* I usually hang them randomly, but make them answer the questions in order from whichever question they started at – this makes them move around more (the scavenger hunt effect). For example, if they start on question 4, they must solve question 5 next, from question 12 they move to question 1, and so on.*