Math word problems and a scavenger hunt! This is a different way to get kids interested in doing word problems. Whenever we look at the data from our testing, word problems are still the area our 2nd graders have difficulties with. We do a Pirate Unit at the end of the year. During this unit I incorporate a math word problem scavenger hunt. There are 12 treasure chests that have several different types of math questions. There is addition, subtraction, multiplication, measurement, time, and money. They all focus on pirates.
These treasure chests are also in black and white and can be run on any color of tag. I laminate them and post them up and down our 2nd grade hall. They can be hid throughout the classroom or put anywhere throughout the building. I give each of the students a paper to show their work on. I have them go one at a time to answer the questions. I tell them they must show their work.
The students really enjoy working on the math word problems. When all of the students have completed the scavenger hunt we check them together. All of the 2nd graders in our school did them and they all had a great time.
If you are interested in purchasing this Pirate Scavenger Hunt- Math Word Problems go by my store and check it out. I also have an Easter Egg Math Word Problem Scavenger Hunt that the kids also enjoy. I have a blog post about it. I hope you enjoy this activity.