We use math every day in our lives! Encourage using math in everyday life with this math scavenger hunt for elementary students.
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Math Scavenger Hunt
I love teaching math without textbooks and finding ways to make math more practical. Discover the ways we use math in our everyday life with this math scavenger hunt! The bright color palette is fun and inviting. Have your kiddos or students look through magazines or newspapers in search of this list of 24 common math concepts that can be easily found in a magazine or newspaper.
It can be used in a math center, busywork, a reward for early finishers, or a lazy homeschool day. Award bonus points if students can find additional math concepts! (You should be able to find old magazines for free from your local library!)
I prefer to either laminate my printables or put them in reusable plastic sleeves for best results. There are two sheets included. One is a Bingo card, with a free space in the middle. This can be used as a math game. The other one is just a list, and students can cross off the list as they find them.
Search for the following on the list:
- number written in word form
- table of data
- circle graph
- bar graph
- line graph or timeline
- number greater than one million
- price with dollars and cents
- decimal less than 1
- decimal greater than 1
- negative number
- line longer than 2 inches
- mixed number
- height and length of something
- unit of measure (inches, feet, miles, etc.)