Will your class escape in time? Uh oh! A mob of monsters has overtaken your classroom! To escape, you
must solve a string of clues and math problems hidden throughout the room. As you answer each question, you will get one step closer to breaking free from these crazy monsters. This is a review game for the concepts taught in 4th grade, under the domain of Numbers and Operations-Fractions. If your class has never played an escape game or breakout 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 include:
Adding mixed numbers
Subtracting mixed numbers
Multiplying fractions by a whole number
Using decimals for fractions with denominators 10 or 100.
TIA B. –
Great product! Students love these!
Leah Matsuura –
Great resource and so much fun to watch unfold in the classroom!
Great Resource! Students loved it!
Kimberly M. –
My students loved completing these.
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Lena F. –
Students enjoyed it.
Stefani K. –
Thank you! This was very helpful!
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Elizabeth R. –
Such a fun activity!
Sheila W. –
Great resource, thank you!
Alyssa T. –
This was such a fun way to review math skills! Thank you!
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Jeri Brown –
This is an excellent review activity! My students thoroughly enjoyed it!
Liz Holzhauer –
Overall I love this! I do feel like my students definitely needed me to do whole class every time I used one. However, that could just be for my group of students next year. I’m looking forward to trying again next year as we are going to try to ability group kids and I think my high kids could fly with this!
Julia Davis –
This was a very engaging way to review for our fractions unit test. Thanks for including such a variety of questions in a fun format. (I found some insta-snow packets on e-bay for super cheap, which I gave out as a reward to those that escaped within our 50 minute time frame.)
Jessica H. –
Great activity to do along with math lessons involving fractions.
Heidi B. –
A really fun resource to use with my class, thanks!
Rifenburg’s Room –
Save yourself some time and buy the bundle! All of the escape rooms are AMAZING!
Nicole B. –
Such a great, interactive resource!
Leslie S. –
Katelin K. –
Very thought out activity. Kids loved it.
Rebecca D V. –
A lot of work to put together, but SO worth it with my 4th graders! The instructions are WONDERFUL and give great explanation of how to make this game the most engaging!
Deanna R. –
This is a great product, and I likt that all of the Breaking the Classroom Code games are designed in a similar way. It helpd the kids know what to do after you have done a few. My only problem is that it definitely takes more than 45 minutes, but that is more a problem with my students than with the product.
Alexa Whitney –
Cant wait to use this! Thanks!
Linda S. –
Great way to review before state testing!
Krista S. –
So much fun for my class and great practice of skills
susan C. –
My class is so excited to Escape the Room again!! Great Review for end of the year!
Caroline C. –
Great way to review! The questioning was challenging!
Rea S. –
Kristen T. –
My students loved this!!
Happy in Four –
As always, such a great resource!
Susan M. –
LOVE these! A lot of prep involved, but the kids love them!
Sarah B. –
Such a fun way to review math skills!
Aimee C. –
Great resource. I can’t wait to try it with my students!
Shannon M. –
My students love these escape rooms! It becomes a great review after I have taught each unit and I will definitely be purchasing more!
Christy Banks –
Fantastic way to get students engaged!
Your escape rooms are so engaging and appropriately challenging!
Jena S. –
We can’t wait to do another one! So much fun!
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Kimberly J. –
I’m excited to use this with my students!
April L. –
I’m really looking forward to using this with my class! What fun!
Amy I. –
Great and fun!
Alyssa Schulist –
My students loved escape the room! They are so engaged and really working together through all of it!
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Jessica S. –
Can’t wait to get this printed and try it out!
Jacqueline B. –
Such a fun review!
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Kristin P. –
Looking forward to using this product!
Marcel Martin –
My students had a blast playing this game. Love all of your Crack the Code games!
Megan Q. –
What a fun idea! My students love activities like this. Thank you!
Amber Cza –
Love these products! Can’t wait to use it.
Naomi Saks –
Setup is a little confusing and I relied a lot on the pictures given, but it ended up working out great!
Amy D. –
The kids had so much fun!!
Courtney Lopez –
Ruth A. –
My students had an amazing time working through this.
Laurie N. –
My students loved this!
Jillian Walker Price –
Looking forward to trying this with my students this week. The clues are perfect for practice and review! Thank you!
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Naja A. –
Awesome activities for review!
Ashley Faison –
I can’t wait to use this!
A Crafty Teacher –
STEAM IT UP –
Awesome practice! Thank you!
Louise G. –
lisa D. –
love these escape challenges!
Awesome math standard review
Kari F. –
Love, love, love Teresa Kwant’s Cracking the Classroom Code products and cannot wait to teach fractions this year so that we can do this one too! Thanks a million!
Janice J. –
Sharon C. –
My students LOVED this activity!
Krejci Creations –
My class is going to absolutely love this!
Melinda P. –
Took a fair bit of prep but worth it! Solid review of a variety of fraction skills.
Lynn Bowen –
Students loved it!
Cheryl K. –
neat activity – students loved the monster theme – Thanks!
Taylor Sisneros –
Takes some prep time, but it is totally worth it.
Sarah Brewster –
4th Grade Cupcakes –
My students love these fun and engaging activities…They don’t even realize that they are learning!
Wendy W. –
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your escape rooms. My kiddos has such a great time the last week of school as we worked through all of them!!
Amber Rutledge –
Finally a way to make math review fun!
Melissa Martinez –
My class loved these. I bought one set and then bought others to prep over the summer for next year! Can’t wait to keep them engaged.
Laura Dazzle –
Great end of the year activity.
Suzanne M. –
Kayla Angermeier –
This resource is AWESOME! We had SO much fun doing this and I can’t wait to try another one.
AQeelah M. –
Great test prep!
Chris R. –
Great product! Thank you!
Amy L. –
What fun! My 4th grade students LOVED this activity. It is well put together and has easy to follow directions.
Shelby M. –
LOVE these! Thank you!
Rhoda Design Studio –
It took me a bit to figure out how to organize the whole thing (#teachertired). It was a great review for fractions. We did it as a class and worked on fractions for over 40 minutes. They didn’t even notice how long we were engaged! Thank you 🙂
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Miss Kayla Elizabeth –
I’m certain my kids will love this breakout/escape style game.
The directions were a little confusing, but once it was put together it made sense. My students LOVED it and begged to play another.
Diary of a 5th Grade Teacher –
My kiddos absolutely loved this activity! Thank you!
Holly K. –
Wow, they are awesome!!
Karen O. –
This looks like loads of fun. I plan to use it with my class right away.