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!
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.
Split your class into groups and get to solving the clues! The clues lead to different places in the school! Students will be engaged while they practice prime factorization!
Your students will use collaboration and teamwork to solve these clues and try to beat the clock to rescue Penny!
All activities are about prime factorization and reinforce TEKS 6.7A:
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!
The download comes with everything you need to complete this in your own classroom! The students loved this in my own class and they will love it in yours!