Prime Factorization Predicament Classroom Escape Game Challenge TEKS 6.7A

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The perfect engaging prime factorization activity! This Space Escape Game provides a unique and engaging alternative to traditional learning environments while reinforcing prime factorization Escape style activities shifts ownership of learning from the teacher to the student and require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. A great way to shake things up and engage your students! 

In this rigorous, fun activity, students will work in teams to race against the clock to find all of the clues and solve them to help Penny Pumpernickel escape Pluto! This challenge contains 5 clues that students must work through to rescue Penny!

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  • Clue # 1- Prime Factorization and then color a hundreds grid to reveal an apple, the apple leads the students to go to the cafeteria for their next clue.
  • Clue # 2- Prime Factorization- Decode the Secret Message- This allows the students to evaluate expressions and decode the message to say Nurse's Office, where they will find their next clue.
  • Clue # 3- QR Code- Leads to a Google Form quiz about Prime Factorization- The last question leads them to the office clerk for the next clue. The google form is made so that in the event of a wrong answer a tutorial video will appear to help students remember the process.
  • Clue # 4- Puzzle Pieces- Students match up a number to the correct prime factorization. These puzzle pieces have letters which when unscrambled create the word LEADER so students will infer that they must go to the head of the school for their next clue.
  • Clue # 5- Research a publishing date on a popular book then find the prime factorization of that year. Then the students are instructed to go to the librarian for the final piece of challenge, which is a congratulations letter for saving Penny!

This activity is based on the famous "Escape the Room" locations, however no locks or boxes are needed! The activity includes directions and an answer key for the teacher, and all of the printable materials needed to complete the activity. 

The TEKS seen in this escape are:

 TEKS 6.7A


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1–100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2).
Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.


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