This activity will get your students out of their seats and working cooperatively in small groups. They will use their knowledge of the second semester of Algebra 1 in order to solve problems.
This is one of my favorite activities to do as a review & as a way to deepen students’ understanding of concepts that they learned in a unit. This activity is one that the students actually enjoy. If I put the same questions on a worksheet, I might hear groans. Instead, they see this as a game, and they work hard to complete the story. Each correct answer gives students a piece of information about a famous person, and they LOVE trying to figure out who it is.
All you have to do is post the questions around the room, assign students to groups, & give them their answer sheets. The next thing you know, you have a classroom full of actively engaged students who are working together to solve problems. Sound too good to be true? Try it, and you will become a believer, too!