Engage the students in your classroom with this fun volume activity! I love to use scavenger hunts in my classroom and this volume scavenger hunt is no different. Encourage your students to move around the room while providing practice finding volume of pyramids and prisms.
A scavenger activity is a great low-prep resource for teachers to use in their classrooms. Simply print off the activity papers, hang them up around your room, and copy the student answer sheets.
To start off, students take their answer sheet and evenly spread out around the room at the different papers. (To spread them out so there is not a traffic jam anywhere, you can assign each student to a paper or just encourage your students to go to a paper that has three or fewer students at it.)
Students solve the problem on their answer sheet and write down the answer. They have to then look for the answer they received at the bottom of another paper. Once they find their answer on another paper, they start on that next problem. If students loop back prematurely (before they have visited every paper), they know they have messed up on one. Once students finish, I ask them to come tell me their order. The answer key has the answers to every problem as well as a circular key to easily check a student’s order no matter which problem a student started on.
Use this at the end of a lesson or as a review activity. Students love it because they get to move around the room. I also let them work with other students and love the math conversations I hear.
This activity contains five prisms problems and seven pyramid problems.
An answer key is always provided.
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