Today starts off the same as any other day at Alias Investigations. You show up to work and you begin to read the newspaper. Suddenly a Football Coach enters your office and is quite upset. He is the head coach of the undefeated high school football team just down the street from your office. He grabs your newspaper and turns to the second page and slams the paper back on your desk. The coach is pointing to the article in the paper that reads "Local Football Team Loses Their Playbook, Will the Winning Continue?" The coach tells you that he did not LOSE the playbook but that it was in fact STOLEN! He wants to hire you to find the playbook in time for tonight's game! TONIGHT'S GAME?! But that is only about 45 min from now! He begs you to take his case, he is desperate. You agree to take the case but make no promises. The coach and the local football team are counting on you to find the missing playbook! You go back to the scene of the crime and it doesn't take you long to find a locker in the locker room with a series of five locks. You have a hunch that the one who stole the playbook locked it away in this empty locker so that no one can get their hands on the playbook! You must figure out how to unlock this locker! GO NOW! LOOK FOR CLUES!
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing Multiplying Whole Numbers.
In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a website to find clues and decode puzzles to unlock digital locks to BREAKOUT and find the missing playbook. All puzzles involve multiplying whole numbers.
TEKS 4.4B 4.4C 4.4D 4.4H
* Multiplying 2 digits by 2 digits
* Multiplying 4 digits by 1 digit
* Multiplying whole number money
* Multiplying using Area Models
* Number patterns with x10 and x100
What is a Breakout?
A breakout is a scavenger hunt-like game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Breakouts can be done hands-on with physical locked boxes or digitally using a Google Form. THIS BREAKOUT IS A DIGITAL ONLY BREAKOUT, NO BOXES OR LOCKS NEEDED!
Why Use Breakouts?
1. Breakouts shift the ownership of learning from the teacher to the student.
2. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, breakouts require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
3. A breakout provides learners with many opportunities to fail and try again. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces students to reexamine their information and their thinking.
Why Use Digital Breakouts?
A digital breakout requires no preparation of materials, no time spent setting up, and no purchase of a Breakout EDU kit.
Included in this Breakout Download:
*Breakout website with links to all necessary text and media
*Breakout codes and explanations
*Student Sheet to Show Work
To use this resource you will need to:
1. Have access to electronic devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, etc.) for students to use or allow students to use their own devices. (there have been reported issues while using Ipads with draggable pieces so please keep that in mind while buying)
2. Have access to the internet.
3. Have a Google Drive and Login for the Google Drive
4. Check to make sure that your school/district does not block out of domain sharing of Google Drive resources (Forms, Docs, Slides, etc.)
NUMBER 3 and 4 ARE VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY!
To test your school's security settings:
1. Share this "testing site" with your students. If they can see the testing site, then out of domain settings are allowed. Here is the Site: TESTING SITE
2. On the testing site there is a word that is hyperlinked. Students will click on the hyperlinked word and if they are allowed to make a copy of the resource that is embedded, out of domain sharing is allowed.
If both 1 and 2 work, then all of my breakouts will work in your classroom!
Please see the preview file for additional information.
If your looking for other ways to integrate technology check out my 4th grade Google Classroom activities!
Long Division and Models Google Classroom Interactive Activity 4.4H 4.4E 4.4F
Financial Literacy 4th Grade TEKS 4.10A 4.10B 4.10E Google Classroom Activity
Problem Solving with Multiplication 4.4H 4.4B 4.4C 4.4D Google Classroom
Fractions and Decimal Models TEKS 4.2G 4.2E 4.2F 4.2H 4.3G Google Classroom
Whole Number and Decimal Place Value TEKS 4.2A 4.2B 4.2C 4.2D Google Classroom
Measurement- Relative Size, Conversion Problem Solving Google Classroom 4.8C
Shapes Symmetry Lines and Angles 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D Google Classroom
Problem Solving with Graphs and Data 4.9A 4.9B Google Classroom Activity
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