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How to run this activity in your class? I purchased a treasure chest; however, you could just print one or project one on your smart board.
Next, I purchased two locks with 3 number combinations. Mine were two of the ones shown below: I locked one through the treasure chest and one through the other lock.
We are currently working on factoring. Here is a sample of my activity.
Give them a problem set:
- Factor out the GCF: 14x³ – 2x² + 8x and g^4 + 24g³+12g²+4g
- Next give them clue one for lock #1.
- Add the coefficients together from the GCF from problem set #1. This is the second number in the combination.
- Give them the next problem set.
- Give them the next clue.
- Repeat steps until they have the combinations for both locks.
Once they crack the treasure chest, it there is a note that says, “Thank for taking a peak, now you may have a PEEP. If you don’t want a Peep, you may have one of the eggs I have laid.”
I have both Peeps and Cadbury Eggs for prizes.
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