## Posts Tagged ‘The Great Maths Scvenger Hunt’

August 15, 2012
# The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt

# THE RULES

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# Teacher Notes

# Aim:

### To have fun with maths.

### To use lots of different skills

### eg. artistic, photographic, performance, comic involving maths

### To have something in the challenge for every member of the class not just maths whiz kids.

# Timing:

## Week 1

### Introduction: Form teams in class time. Give them the Scavenger Hunt Sheets so they can devise their team name and war cry/anthem.

### eg. QTπ, The Smart Asymptotes,The Quadratics,The Nerd Herd,Numerators, Number Nutters and The Vulgar FactionGive teams 1 week to gather or create scavenger items.

### You will find a complete PDF file of The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt @ the end of the following post, plus a PDF file answer guide.

## Week 2:

### Students are to bring items to class.

### All teams must perform their war cry/anthem. Other performance items should be presented.

# Score:

### Any calculations must be written down. All graphs should be hand drawn.

### Teams should then tally their own scores.

### Cross check with another team.

# Prize:

### The prize will be a dodgy trophy (see pic) that you buy at a Op shop/ secondhand shop.

### Rebrand it.

### Decorate with hideous ribbons.

### And make a fuss. This is Parody Power and everyone is in on the joke.

### The trophy should be awarded with great fanfare.

### Perhaps, you could include a fanfare like this.

Mrs Yurconic math blog

# Student Sheets

### The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt student sheets follow.

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### Student Name:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grade:. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

### Team Name:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date Due:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

### Team Members:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

### Team War Cry / Anthem:

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### Rules:

### * Team: 2 – 4 members

### * Aim: Teams score points for weird scavenger challenges.

### * Each team must create a fun maths-themed name and team war cry/song.

### * Scavenger Challenges: There are 4 Scavenger Challenge groups:

### 1. Maths Survivor

### 2. So You Think You can Add!

### 3. The Great Maths Race

### 4. The X Squared Factor.

### * Points earned from each group are in order: 1, 1**¼**, 2 **½** and 4**⅓.**

### * Teams must produce a minimum of 2 objects/creations from each group (Maximums shown below)

### * Teams can get as much help as they like from anyone

### crazy enough to help them.

### * The highest score wins the glorious

### Great Maths Scavenger Hunt Trophy as shown (above), but uglier.

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August 15, 2012

**Challenge 1:**

# The Great Maths Scavenger Hunt

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### Students complete 2 challenges @ 1 point each: Minimum of 2, Maximum of 8

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## **1 ****Maths Survivor:**

### * A cm/inch ruler

### * Maths fridge magnet (not just X)

### * Graph from a newspaper

### * 16 fl oz cup

### * Digital Scales kg or lb

### * Mechanical Scales kg or lb

### * Old Balance scales with weights (2 points)

### * Scientific Balance Scales with gram weights (3 points)

### * Log Tables

### * Mechanical Tyre Pressure Gauge (1 bonus point to name the pressure unit)

### * Protractor

### * What is the National Standard for the height of a table and a chair?

### * A maths badge

### * A Times Tables Wall Chart

### * Kids Wooden Blocks with Numbers

### * Any board game that uses maths (eg. Snakes & Ladders)

### * Pantyhose weight Vs Height Chart

### * Bart Simpson Maths Saying written 20 times

### * $1 million Monopoly Money

### * List Ten Maths Movies (eg. Could be about a mathematician)

### * Packet 1-minute oats that takes 2 minutes to cook.

### * Product 99% fat free

### * An exercise book with tables, length, area and volume conversion charts on the back cover.

### * Any packet with use by date expired by one month.

### * Newspaper or magazine pie chart

### * Box of Cuisenaire rods.

### * A statue of any mathematician.

### * A key ring with a mini calculator.

### * A maths coffee mug

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