This product is an extremely fun way to test your student’s skills with simplifying and evaluating trigonometric expressions. It is set up similar to an escape room. Students will be placed into groups and given an identity card. Each identity card will have a famous mathematician on the top. The mathematician’s basic information will be missing. Students will need to go through the game tasks to find the missing pieces. These tasks include simplifying trigonometric expressions that will help unlock a locked box. This task will lead to another where students will have to evaluate trigonometric expressions. Ensure your students understand the unit circle in both radians and degrees well before handing out these problems! This second task will give students enough clues to open a second locked box. These tasks will be followed by a puzzle groups will need to solve together and a small scavenger hunt for the final missing piece.
I have had a lot of fun giving out this game. The students are always really engaged and they really love competing against each other.
Included in this product:
4 mathematician identity cards (Pascal, Lovelace, Newton, and Fermat)
4 different game sets
Each game set includes
2 sets of task cards
What is not included but is needed for this activity
2 lockable boxes
2 4-digit locks where the combination can be set by the teacher
This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal, or district interested in transferable licenses to accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact us for a quote. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, this resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
We at The Math Path work very hard at making fun and innovative products and we hope that you respect these copyright/licensing terms.
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