Cracking the Classroom Code™ 3rd Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

$5.00

Will your class escape in time? Uh oh! Your students are stuck on Mars! Their satellite is broken, and they must fix it to communicate with Earth and return home. Students will try and breakout from their risky situation by solving a string of math problems and clues. This is a review game for the math concepts taught in 3rd grade under the domain of operations and algebraic thinking. It can be played in small groups, or as a whole class. If your class has never played an escape game before, I suggest playing as a whole class for the first time.

Description

Cracking the Classroom Code

Will your class escape in time? Uh oh! Your students are stuck on Mars! Their satellite is broken, and they must fix it to communicate with Earth and return home. Students will try and breakout from their risky situation by solving a string of math problems and clues. This is a review game for the math concepts taught in 3rd grade under the domain of operations and algebraic thinking. It can be played in small groups, or as a whole class. If your class has never played an escape game before, I suggest playing as a whole class for the first time.

**Versions with and without QR codes included

This is an interactive game where the students are timed. Students try and solve clues and math problems to breakout and escape the classroom. You, the teacher, can decide how much time your students have to complete the task. I will suggest 45 minutes, but it is up to your discretion. You can project a timer for your class, or put one somewhere for all the students to see, so they can keep track of how much time they have left to complete their task.

This is similar to a scavenger hunt where students will be moving around the room, looking for clues to unlock their envelopes (I have included riddles and suggestions on where to hide each clue). To unlock their envelopes, students will need to solve math problems. A paper is provided so students can show their work for each problem. For many of the questions, students must have an answer that matches one on an envelope. If the answers do not match, they can’t open or “unlock” the envelope, and must rework the problem.

*Everything is included, however teachers must provide their own envelopes.

I give step by step instructions on how to set up the game, including pictures! This is sure to capture the attention of your students.

Topics covered in this game:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
*Interpreting products of whole numbers.
*Interpreting whole number quotients.
*Using multiplication and division within 100.
*Solving real world problems.
*Determine the unknown number in a multiplication or division problem.
*Applying properties of operations to multiply and divide.
*Solving two-step word problems.
*Identifying arithmetic patterns.

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102 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 3rd Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  1. Andrea Launi

    My students just love to use these to review skills! Thank you!

  2. Buyer

    Loved it! Thank you!

  3. Jennifer W.

    Great resource! There are a lot of steps to putting it together but they were clearly explained to make the process go smoothly. Nice details! My students loved solving this activity.

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  7. Stephanie P.

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  10. Buyer

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  11. Michelle S.

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  12. Brenda B.

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  13. Kim S.

    I bought this to play with my summer school class. It looks like a great review of all things space! Thank You!

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  15. Jana P.

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  16. Stacey R.

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  17. Rachel R.

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  18. Savannah R.

    This was my second cracking the classroom code! I really love this resource, it’s so worth the time and effort in putting it together! It’s also easy to differentiate. I printed multiple copies on different colored papers and allowed some students to work in a group, some with a partner, and a few individually.

  19. Kimberly C.

    So excited to try this with my class! Great review!

  20. Julie C.

    My students had a great time with this math game.

  21. Katie Corrao

    Thank you for the detailed explanation of how to use the item.

  22. Buyer

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  23. April M.

    Can’t wait to use this in my classroom.

  24. Buyer

    Directions were easy to follow, but more importantly my students LOVED it!

  25. Laura C.

    Lots of set-up work to do, but the kids love it!

  26. Buyer

    Can’t’ wait to try this with my class! Thanks

  27. S L B.

    My students LOVED this wonderful activity! They are begging to do more.

  28. Shauna O.

    Fun!

  29. Maria Leccese

    Crack the Classroom Code really stretched my students in very important ways. They began to use their math skills in a practical way that increased their critical thinking!! Excellent product!!

  30. Brenda Jalomos

    Students need a little introduction to game first. Loved it.

  31. Jennifer D.

    This was a fun activity for the kids! Kept them engaged in the activity. Look forward to purchasing more.

  32. Buyer

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  33. jean E.

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  34. Chelsea B.

    Super fun and engaging. The kids loved it (I loved it); I will definitely be doing some more of these.

  35. Anne L.

    This is a very intriguing way to get kids to practice their facts. I can’t wait to see how my class responds. I really had to reread the directions for putting this activity together, but I think I’ve got it now!

  36. Liana Ponce

    This was a nicely designed product and I’m going to try it next time with small groups of students. It didn’t really work for me as a whole group activity with my students.

  37. Elizabeth P.

    My class loved this activity!

  38. Tammie N.

    Very engaging activity!

  39. Carrigan’s Creative Creations

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  40. Carrie Taylor

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  41. Danielle Elliott

    My students really enjoyed this! It was a little difficult to cut everything out and put it on the envelopes. The directions were very clear and easy to follow. It turned out fantastic and the kids LOVED this. Thank you!

  42. Buyer

    So much fun! My kids really enjoyed this

  43. Laurie Och

    My enrichment students loved this!!

  44. LISA G.

    It takes some preparation time, but the kids love it.

  45. Joseph Espinal

    An amazing resource! We tried it as a whole class first and then in groups. My students loved it.

  46. Chasity T.

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  47. Inez G.

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  48. Laurie N.

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  49. melissa R.

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  50. Sarah T.

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  51. Nikki J.

    Great way to end a unit!

  52. Vera J.

    This looks amazing – I am hoping it will engage all levels in my 3rd grade classroom. We will try this one whole group, and hopefully be back for more. Thank You!

  53. Katelyn M.

    AWESOME!

  54. The Green Teacher

    So excited to use this before winter break!

  55. Lauren D.

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  58. Diane Harris

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  59. Karen Langdon

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  60. I Dream of First Grade

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  61. Kimberly M.

    Can’t wait to use this with my students! Loved the first one I bought and this one looks like it is the same organized and quality product!

  62. Shawna H.

    I am excited to use this as a review before our Unit Test. I’m worried about the preparation of it, and making sure all pieces are correctly placed, but I think my students will really enjoy the background story and challenge!

  63. Buyer

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  64. Laura G.

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    So much fun!

  70. Jamie P.

    We did this as a review and my students loved it!! They were very engaged and loved trying to solve the clues!

  71. Kathryn F.

    Thank you!

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  78. Patty B.

    My third graders loved ‘cracking the code’! Thanks!

  79. Chelsea B.

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  80. April Smith

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  81. Lindsay O.

    This was absolutely FANTASTIC! We had the best time! I had intended to create my own escape room but couldn’t quite figure it out in the time frame I needed… yours will help me tremendously for when I have the time to make my own. It’s not hat but of a deal but there is a wrong answer on your answer sheet key. You’ve put the answer as 7 when it should be 17

  82. Buyer

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  83. Kristy C.

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  84. Casie H.

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  86. summer M.

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  88. Buyer

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  89. Buyer

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  91. Kelly Sponholz

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  92. Bree L.

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  93. Mary Grace T.

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  96. Donna Grainger

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  97. Lauren Campeau

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  98. Heather M.

    I’m so excited to use this with our solar system unit.

  99. Kelleigh McLeod

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  100. Tori Fenton

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  101. Theresa G.

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  102. Melanie N.

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