Want to have fun with your class...well the “Great Escape” game allows students to problem solve working collaboratively in small groups using their logic and deductive skills.
This Logic, Problem Solving game is a great way to conclude the unit. I have also done it at my school as a Grad activity in the gym. The “Great Escape” designed to engage the students in critical thinking skills, as well as, getting them to think outside the box. At the same time, they are designed to be fun, so that the students will work to figure out the solutions to develop and strengthen reasoning and logical thinking skills that are essential to math in a fun game environment.
I conclude my Problem Solving, Logic Unit with the “Great Escape” game. The class is divided up into groups of three. The classroom is set-up with seven tasks spread throughout. Students have a set time to complete all seven tasks, and if they have done that within that time, they have “Escaped”. However, the group has one final task to do.
These tasks will help your students to learn and practice the following concepts:
• read and follow instructions carefully
• logical reasoning, also known as critical thinking, which involves one's ability to isolate
and identify the various components of any given argument.
• deductive reasoning is a logical process by which one makes a conclusion based on previously known facts.
• a brain teaser is a form of puzzle that requires thought to solve. It often requires thinking in unconventional ways with given constraints in mind; sometimes it also involves lateral thinking.