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Lesson Title: An Interactive Review of Intermediate Math Concepts

K-12 Educators Jun 4, 2024

Wondering how to make your high school math classes more engaging and effective?

In this math lesson plan, math students in grades 7-10 will have fun while they review key concepts learned throughout the semester. Students will engage in a dynamic scavenger hunt that combines technology with collaborative learning. This interactive activity will challenge students to apply their mathematical knowledge in a variety of contexts, while working individually or in teams. Watch as your students deepen their understanding of math concepts through problem-solving and critical thinking! 

Grade: 7 - 10

Subject: Math, Algebra, Physics

Objective:

  • Students will review and demonstrate their understanding of key math concepts taught throughout the semester using an interactive Goosechase Scavenger Hunt.

Materials:

  • Smartphones or tablets with Goosechase app installed
  • Access to the internet
  • Writing notebooks or digital devices for problem solving
  • Pens or pencils

Preparation:

  • Create an Experience on the Goosechase app with a series of Math Missions.
  • Find example Missions in the Goosechase Templates below. 
  • Run your Experience during one class period or for the entire week.
  • Develop Missions that require students to demonstrate their understanding of math skills you have taught.  Example Missions:
    • Photo Mission: β€œFind an object in your surroundings that represents a geometric shape (e.g., a cylinder, sphere, or rectangle). Take a photo of the object and label the shape.”
    • Video Mission: "Record a short video explaining the probability of flipping a coin and getting heads. Include an example in your explanation.”
    • Text Mission: " Research a famous mathematician and write a short paragraph about their contributions to math.”
  • Adapt the difficulty of the Missions based on the proficiency levels of your students to keep the activity inclusive and engaging for everyone.
  • Prepare hints or resources that might help students solve the Missions if needed.
  • Divide students into teams and assign each team a mobile device with the app, or have students complete the scavenger hunt individually.
  • App Set-Up 
    • Dedicate time to ensuring all students have the Goosechase app downloaded and joined to the Experience to avoid any tech issues.
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Share this link with students to easily download the app!

Lesson Plan Outline:

  • Introduction 
    • Begin by explaining the objectives of the lesson
    • Review some of the skills you have taught throughout the writing unit
    • Briefly demonstrate how to use the Goosechase app.
    • Go over the rules and expectations for the scavenger hunt, including safety guidelines and respect for school property.
  • Goosechase Scavenger Hunt 
    • Read through Missions with students, emphasizing the importance of evidence and analysis in their responses.
    • Monitor team progress and provide assistance as necessary.
    • If working in teams, encourage them to strategize and collaborate to solve the Missions.
  • Debrief and Reflection 
    • Gather students to discuss their experiences.
    • Review some of the key challenges and correct any misunderstandings.
    • Announce the winning team (optional) and celebrate all participants.
    • Allow each team to share one challenge they found particularly interesting or difficult.

Optional Post-Experience Activities:

  • Homework Assignment
    • Assign further review questions for students to complete 
  • Written Reflection
    • Assign a reflection essay where students describe what they learned and how they felt about using the scavenger hunt for review.

Assessment

  • Observe student participation and engagement during the scavenger hunt.
  • Review the correctness of the answers submitted through Goosechase.

Ready Made Experience Templates to Try

Physics on the Playground

Use this game to complete missions on the playground by using the physics concepts we learned!

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What's your Angle?

Bringing math to life! How many of these angles and concepts can you find in your real life?

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Algebra Parabolas

Complete these math Missions to review using and solving for parabolas in this algebra Experience.

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What is Goosechase EDU?

Goosechase is an online platform that helps educators create and run interactive learning experiences in their classrooms and beyond. Sign up and try creating an Experience, or contact us to learn more about our school and district-wide solutions!

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Rebecca Everson

Goosechase EDU Ambassador Program Manager & K-6 Teacher