Can your students use their knowledge of performing operations with decimals, long division and place value to solve the clever Gingerbread Man's clues and escape the bakery? In this fun review of several fifth grade Numbers and Operations in Base Ten standards, students follow an automated Google Form to complete a digital escape room. The form automates the whole process; students can only progress through the puzzles if the correct answer is entered. There are no clues to print, sort, or hide; the Google Form does it for you! This makes it easy to implement on the teacher and engaging for students as they race to escape!
Breakout games are a great way to get students excited about math and keep them engaged before the holidays. Encourage cooperative learning and critical thinking skills to solve math-based logic puzzles.
In order to complete the puzzles in this digital escape room, students must be able to:
- Complete division problems with a two-digit divisor, three-digit dividend, and whole number quotient.
- Solve multi-step word problems.
- Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimal numbers
- Identify prime numbers
- Understand CC standard 5.NBT.A.1: "Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left."
- Understand CC standard 5.NBT.A.2: "Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10."
- Solve simple logic puzzles
What's included in the PDF file?
- Quick start guide and detailed directions
- Full answer key with teacher tips
- A printable invitation with a QR code for students to link to the Google Form. (color or black and white. This could also be projected)
- One "helper page" to print for students to work through logic puzzles
- Success signs to snap a photo with when students finish
- Optional link to copy the form to view student results (recommended for experienced Google Forms users only. The form won't let students progress unless they have the correct answer, so this doesn't provide much data).
*Please note that this gingerbread-themed math activity does not mention any specific winter holidays.
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