Monday, June 11, 2012

Scavenger Hunt

Today marks the last week of "school" for the teachers here. The students have gone home and the teachers are required to work for the next three days. If you're also sitting around looking for ways to make August easier and having trouble getting motivated, try making a Book Scavenger Hunt. A Scavenger Hunt is a great way to help students learn how to use their math textbook as a resource. Many kids now can't tell you where to find the Table of Contents, Index, or Glossary, or even what they're used for. Textbooks now have so many useful pieces of information that students should know how to use. Click here to see a copy of my Book Scavenger Hunt for Algebra. I suggest using the Scavenger Hunt the day you pass out your textbooks in class. You should discuss each question with the students when you finish to help clear up any points of confusion. You might also want to review the Hunt after the first couple months of school or hand out a copy to parents on Open House night!

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