MVMS Using QR Codes to Increase Student Engagement

Mrs. Bickford's Algebra I class has been learning to solve one-step and two-step equations which can be fairly monotonous. To help engage students in their practice and increase physical activity, students went on a QR code scavenger hunt!

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How it works:

1. Students are allowed to use their personal electronic devices (iPods, Android phones, iPhones, iPads, etc...).

2. There is a Start QR Code in the classroom that the students scan using a QR Code Reader on their devices. When students scan the code, a problem displays on their device. The students solve that equation and get an answer.

3. Once students figure out the answer, they have to go on a scavenger hunt around the school to find the card which has that answer. This card will have another QR Code with an equation attached. Again, students solve and then go and find the next card.

 

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This activity spanned all three floors of the middle school, which meant students were not only engaged in their practice and using technology, but they were also increasing their physical activity by having to walk around searching for the next card they needed, whether it was down the hallway or on a different floor.

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