This product is a fun and engaging New Year’s Eve themed math game based on the Escape Room attractions that can be found across the world. Similar to the Escape Room attractions, students will be “locked in” during this game, and the object is to find the codes to “escape” within a given time period.
Students will pretend to be visiting New York City to watch the ball drop. They step inside a building to get away from the crowd, but the room turns out to be a trap. They are locked in, and the only way back to see the ball drop is to travel through the decades solving geometry math tasks.
In order to be successful, teams will need to use good communication, logic, attention to detail, cooperation and their math skills.
This particular Escape Room focuses on geometry standards that are taught in sixth and seventh grade.
The following skills are reviewed during the game:
Plotting coordinates on a coordinate plane
Finding side lengths of figures using coordinates.
Finding area and perimeter of complex figures.
Decomposing complex figures into simpler figures to calculate the area.
Area of trapezoids and regular polygons.
If you work with a small group on math skills during intervention time, this game would be a fun game to play together, and would allow you to review needed skills in a fun and motivating way.
The activity requires the use of technology because students will need to be able to access Google Forms and their Google Drives. The use of the Google Form reduces the amount of preparation and printing for the teacher. It also will only progress to the next task if the correct code is entered which means no grading is required.
Students will be divided into teams where the object is for their team to escape before time is up. I recommend 60-90 minutes, but you can vary the time based on the needs of your class.
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