Friday, March 30, 2012

Solving Word Problems With Percents Scavenger Hunt

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This is a great game to play to practice solving word problems with percents. Students do not need a calculator to solve the problems.

Every time I tell my students we are doing a math scavenger hunt they cheer. They love being able to work at their own pace. They are motivated to work through the problems because they feel that it is a game.

The teacher puts  10 question cards around the room. Once they get the answer, they will know which card to go to next. Each card also has a letter. At the end, they unscramble the letters to spell a secret word. This activity is motivating and gets students out of their seats.

The cards are made to be printed front to back on colored paper. Once you fold the cards, the answer to one card shows on the front and the question to another is inside the card. It is similar to the I have, who has, but students can work at their own pace.

Common Core Standards
6.RP.3c Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems,
Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

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