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A. Prior to the lesson:

1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.

2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to

• Download a QR reader (e.g. I-Nigma | NeoReader | Kaywa) onto their mobile devices
• Bring these devices into the lesson.

4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.

B. The lesson:

1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.

2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.

3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!

C. TIPS / OTHER IDEAS

4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.

Question

1. Santa employs 207 elves through the year. At Christmas it gets extra busy so he hires 156 more. How many elves does he have in total at Christmas time?363
2. Round the total number of elves that Santa has working for him at Christmas time to the nearest 10.360
3. 2 Elves are on candy cane packing duty. If they can pack 48 in every hour how many can they pack in 5 hours?240
4. An elf that packs candy canes gets paid £7.45 per hour. How much will he get for 5 hours of work?£37.25
5. What day is Christmas on this year?Tuesday
6. What is the total number of presents given in the song, the twelve days of Christmas?364
7. How many gold rings are there in the song, the twelve days of Christmas?5
8. Peter gets a new tape measure for Christmas. It can measure in millimetres, centimetres and metres. How many millimetres are there in 1 centimetre?10mm
9. Peter’s tape measure is 3 metres long. How many centimetres is that?300cm
10. Rudolph’s stable is 10 metres wide and 12 metres long. What is the area of Rudolph’s stable?120cm squared
11. Including Rudolph, how many reindeer does Santa have?9
12. Santa visits a house that has left out 45 carrots for the reindeers. How many carrots will each reindeer get?5
13. In a supermarket, large turkeys cost £18. On Christmas eve they are reduced to half price. How much are the large turkeys on Christmas eve?9
14. On Christmas day a little boy gets 24 presents from Santa. His mum lets him open one quarter before his breakfast. How many presents does he open before breakfast?6
15. Father Christmas decides to put up a new fence around the perimeter of his reindeers field. The fence is 2 miles long and 3 miles wide. What is the length of the whole fence?10miles
16. A string of Christmas lights is 10 metres long. If there are 15 lights on each metre, how many lights are there in total?150 lights
17. Take the number of French hens in the song the twelve days of Christmas and multiply by the number of reindeers Santa has.27

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