Christmas Escape Room Operations and Algebraic Thinking

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Holly Rachel
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2nd - 3rd
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Print and digital Christmas Escape Room! In this fun and engaging activity, students apply 2nd Grade addition, subtraction, odd and even numbers and basic multiplication skills, as well as develop logical thinking and team work skills. Students will solve a series of five operations and algebraic thinking challenges in order to help Santa on Christmas Eve by collecting missing gifts and escaping the North Pole! For each team, you will need to supply seven 6"x9" envelopes to place the clues into. If you are using the Google Forms digital version, you and your students will need access to your own Google accounts.

Print, cut out and place the student letter, clue cards, clue code breaker cards and key cards into envelopes and attach the cover image to each envelope. Print the North Pole location cards and display around the classroom, placing the corresponding envelope near the locations.

This escape room can be played as a printed paper version (with the option for a scavenger-hunt style game) or it can also be played as a digital activity using Google Forms.

Also included is additional escape room sets for an additional 4 teams, so 5 teams can play the game at the same time, all starting off on different clues. The additional cards are color coded for each team.

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2nd Grade Math skills covered:

★ One step addition and subtraction word problems within 100 including regrouping

★ Mentally add and subtract within 20

★ Identify odd and even numbers up to 20

★ Pair even numbers within 20

★ Match arrays to equations of sums of equal addends

What's included:

★ Teacher instructions

★ Student letter to set scene

★ Clue cards

★ Code breaker cards

★ Key cards

★ Envelope cover cards

★ North Pole location cards to display around classroom

★ Answer keys

★ Additional escape room activity sets for up to 5 teams in total


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.


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