This product is print and go - virtually no prep!
5 Math Challenges for incoming 4th graders:
Solving for unknown parts in addition & subtraction equations
Understanding how to model & compare fractions
Analyzing and interpreting data from a line plot
Solving for unknown rectangle side length & area
I designed this escape room for beginning of the year fourth graders. This activity was designed as engaging review of key standards learned in third grade, including solving for unknown parts in addition and subtraction equations, understanding how to model and compare fractions, analyzing and interpreting data from a line plot, and solving for unknown rectangle side length and area.
The only prep required for this escape room is forming groups of three to five students and printing one copy per group of each challenge. For example, I usually have eight groups of three or four students, so I print eight copies of Challenge #1, eight copies of Challenge #2, etc. and arrange on my back table. Another option is to assign partners to work through the escape room challenges. This requires a few more copies to be made. *I have found that assigning groups that are larger than four students makes it difficult for each students to contribute to the group and communicate efficiently and effectively.