Whoa?! Where am I? Last thing I knew I was sitting in math class and now I am in the 50s!! I look around the room and it is like a blast from the past! Elvis is playing on the radio and girls are wearing poodle skirts! It looks like I am gonna have to use the long division that I have learned in math class to get back to my current date and time.... It looks like there is a series of locks too.... Welp, I better keep cool and burn rubber so that I am not stuck in the 50's for good, that would totally rattle my cage! I better move quick, I am already sounding like I'm from the 50's!
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing Dividing Whole Numbers by 1 Digit Divisors
In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a website to find clues and decode puzzles to unlock digital locks to BREAKOUT and return back to the future from the 50s. All puzzles involve dividing whole numbers by 1 digit divisors.
TEKS 4.4H 4.4E 4.4F
* dividing 3 digits by 1
* dividing 4 digits by 1
* Interpreting the remainder
* Dividing Problem Solving
* Matching models to equations
What is a Breakout?
A breakout is a scavenger hunt-like game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Breakouts can be done hands-on with physical locked boxes or digitally using a Google Form. THIS BREAKOUT IS A DIGITAL ONLY BREAKOUT, NO BOXES OR LOCKS NEEDED!
Why Use Breakouts?
1. Breakouts shift the ownership of learning from the teacher to the student.
2. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, breakouts require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
3. A breakout provides learners with many opportunities to fail and try again. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces students to reexamine their information and their thinking.
Why Use Digital Breakouts?
A digital breakout requires no preparation of materials, no time spent setting up, and no purchase of a Breakout EDU kit.
Included in this Breakout Download:
*Breakout website with links to all necessary text and media
*Breakout codes and explanations
*Student Sheet to Show Work
To use this resource you will need to:
1. Have access to electronic devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, etc.) for students to use or allow students to use their own devices. (there have been reported issues while using Ipads with draggable pieces so please keep that in mind while buying)
2. Have access to the internet.
3. Check to make sure that your school/district does not block out of domain sharing of Google Drive resources (Forms, Docs, Slides, etc.) and you have access to a google drive.
4. Check to see if your school allows access to www.jigsawexplorer.com (this is very important)
NUMBERS 3 and 4 ARE VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY!
To test your school's security settings:
1. Share this "testing site" with your students. If they can see the testing site, then out of domain settings are allowed. Here is the Site: TESTING SITE
2. On the testing site there is a word that is hyperlinked. Students will click on the hyperlinked word and if they are allowed to make a copy of the resource that is embedded, out of domain sharing is allowed.
If both 1 and 2 work, then all of my breakouts will work in your classroom!
If you are looking for a multiplication breakout check this one out!
The Case of the Missing Playbook Digital Breakout Whole Number Multiplication
If your looking for other ways to integrate technology check out my 4th grade Google Classroom activities!
Long Division and Models Google Classroom Interactive Activity 4.4H 4.4E 4.4F
Financial Literacy 4th Grade TEKS 4.10A 4.10B 4.10E Google Classroom Activity
Problem Solving with Multiplication 4.4H 4.4B 4.4C 4.4D Google Classroom
Fractions and Decimal Models TEKS 4.2G 4.2E 4.2F 4.2H 4.3G Google Classroom
Whole Number and Decimal Place Value TEKS 4.2A 4.2B 4.2C 4.2D Google Classroom
Measurement- Relative Size, Conversion Problem Solving Google Classroom 4.8C
Shapes Symmetry Lines and Angles 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D Google Classroom
Problem Solving with Graphs and Data 4.9A 4.9B Google Classroom Activity
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