(Virtual) Scavenger Hunt – Triangles (and review)

Here is another scavenger hunt that I made up for geometry.  The scavenger hunt is a set of problems, where the only way to get to the next set of problems is to have the correct answer and hence the correct web address.  It has isosceles, equilateral, triangle congruence, and logic questions on it.  It’s a quarter review activity that I made up because I’ll be at a conference.

The one thing I’ve changed from the last time I’ve done it, is to make the last page editable by anyone (thank you google docs), so that they can “tag” the last page with their name.

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6 Responses to (Virtual) Scavenger Hunt – Triangles (and review)

  1. Stacy says:

    Love this idea! I want to work on creating one myself. I haven’t gone through the entire thing–how many pages are there?

    • Dan says:

      Hi Stacy,
      There are 6 pages. This activity should be a bit shorter than the last, because the last 3 pages have some multiple choice questions (guessing will take a while though).

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  3. Dan,
    Do you have an instruction guide on how you set up the scavenger hunt?
    Is it as easy as creating problems saying them to Google Docs and then creating weblinks for the students to follow?

    • Dan says:

      To set up each scavenger hunt all you do is create 6 or so google docs with problems on them. Make sure each doc has a formula to create a unique number to use for the next Doc in sequence. After all these are made up, make the google doc public (to view). Then start linking the docs together with a URL shortener that allows you to change the link to custom text (bit.ly works nicely). For example:

      Google doc pg 1 (URL is http://docs.google.com/junk282773282 ) has answer of 103.

      Google doc pg 2 (URL is http://docs.google.com/junk3918839201 ) has answer of 634.

      To connect pg 1 to pg 2 you need to go to bit.ly and put in the pg 2 link of http://docs.google.com/junk3918839201 and customize the bit.ly link to bit.ly/scavengerhunt103

      So bit.ly connects the answer code for pg 1 to the document for pg 2.

      It’s a little complicated at the first attempt, but not bad after you get a hang of it. And watch for typos!

      Let me know if that you can make any sense at all of my response. -Dan

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