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Finding Slope Escape Room Themed Activity

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5th - 8th
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In this escape room themed activity on finding slope from a graph, table and two points, students will need to complete 4 tasks in order to find a lock combination. A background story is included with a link to a video introduction (and is optional to use) on how a secret agent left tasks behind to help students escape the classroom. A written version is also included (an editable version of this is included so that you can change it to match employees at your school if you would like).

To use:

Divide students into up to 6 groups.

Groups are each given the first task. Once they complete that task they must use the message they found to lead them to their next task. They continue the process until they locate the missing combination (to make it more fun you can edit the combination code so that it is an actual combination to an actual lock you place in your classroom).

The first task has students find the slope of a line from a graph.

The second task has 6 tables. Students must identify the correct slope (these are multiple choice). Each letter that corresponds with the correct slope also corresponds with a symbol on the card. Students will use the information to fill out a key to a code they will use later in the activity.

The third task is has students find the slope of a line given 2 points. They will math each set of points with it's slope. They will then use a decoder piece to find more symbols and letters to add to their key.

The fourth task gives students 12 puzzle pieces. They will rearrange these pieces into 4 puzzles. Each puzzle has a graph, a table, and 2 points that all have the same slope. They will find the remainder of the symbol/letter combinations they need to fill in their code key.

Once their key is filled out they will be given a secret message. They will decode the message using the key they found throughout the first 4 tasks. Once decoded the message will lead them to a lock combination (again the combination can be edited to fit a lock you have in your possession - or it can just be written in the answer key to show the students found it).


★ 4 student tasks

★ Printable, labeled envelope for 1 of the tasks

★ Printable decoder device

★ Detailed instructions for each portion of the activity

★ Printable student answer booklet

★ Teacher Answer Key

This activity should take students approximately 35-40 minutes to complete. It is meant to be completed in one class period but can be extended if needed.

There is a lot of prep work included in this activity! You will need to cut and sort many pieces for it to be usable. I suggest laminating pieces so that they can be stored and used over and over again!

Make sure to check out other Escape Room Activities: Escape Room Activities

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, please email me at: randi@4theloveofmath.com

Thank you!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.


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