## Math Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday’s post reminded me of an activity we created for a recent department head meeting/pro-d workshop.

In pairs, DHs were asked to take a photo (with an iPad — sorry, Timon) of each of the following:

• a perfect square
• the use of a referent to determine the linear measure of an object
• a positive & negative slope
• a non-linear relation
• an irrational number
• similar 2-D shapes or 3-D objects
• angles formed by parallel lines and a transversal
• a contextual problem that involves the sine law or cosine law
• a z-score of Â±2
• elements in the complement, the intersect, or the union of two sets
• a stranger engaged in math

Math Scavenger Hunt (Secondary)

A fun break from a wrapping our heads around a transformed competency-based curriculum.

In my classroom, I’d probably prefer a more narrow focus — a specific concept over a general math activity. For homework, have students take a photo of parallel lines and a transversal. In class, askÂ What do you notice?â„¢Â Christopher Danielson’s students — future elementary teachers — were asked to photograph a composed unit, which led to a lovely classroom discussion. Dan Meyer kicks the find a positive & negative slope challenge up a notch by holding a steepest stairs competition.

Any other ideas for challenges/activities?