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FORTNITE MATH ESCAPE ROOM
All my students can talk about is this game Fortnite! It works its way into every conversation and when I mention it in class they go crazy! So I decided to make a test-prep escape room!
To make this product, the first thing I did was go down a rabbit-hole of internet research to learn about supply llamas, drop-rates, building strategies, what the storm was and much much more; so that the exercises in the escape room would feel authentic to the students. I think I have accomplished that :)
What's in the Escape Room?
There are four stations in the room, each focusing on a different skill and a different aspect of the game:
Station #1: Probability with Supply Llamas
The game has a cool dynamic where the player hits a llama shaped pinata, and if they are lucky it changes color and they can hit it again for upgraded loot. Station #1 uses this game mechanic to have students practice single and compound event experimental probability. There are four questions in Station #1
Station #2: Volume and Surface Area with Forts
Building forts is a crucial aspect of the game, and without them it would not be as popular. In this station students must find the volume and surface area of three different forts to see which provides the most protection.
Station #3: Area of Circles with "The Storm"
The game forces players to interact with each other more because "The Storm" closes off large sections of the map. Causing the players to move into the "eye" of the storm, which as luck would have it, is a circle! There are three questions in station #3, one of which involves % change, just for fun :)
Station #4: Lengthy Word Problems with "Sole Survivor"
The game is a battle royal, where the last person standing wins. So for the final station I created lengthy word problems for the students to read, and do basic operations with to find out who the winner is (the characters are my wife, mom, dad and me!)
To help students I have created 3 "life lines" (each named after a healing product in the game) for each station. These were designed to target the greatest misconceptions I have encountered with the topic, or clarify a tricky two-step problem.
ALIGNED TO 7TH GRADE MATH TEKS, BUT SUITABLE FOR ANY GRADE THAT CAN DO ABOVE CHALLENGES