# Cracking the Classroom Code™ 4th 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 must breakout from their risky situation, by solving a string of clues hidden around the classroom. This is a review game for the math concepts taught in 4th 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

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 must breakout from their risky situation, by solving a string of clues hidden around the classroom. This is a review game for the math concepts taught in 4th 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
*Multiplying and dividing real world problems.
*Solve multi-step word problems with whole numbers using the four operations.
*Represent problems in equations with a letter standing in for an unknown quantity.
*Finding factors and multiples.
*Generate number patterns that follow a rule.

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## 87 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 4th Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

1. Karen M.

Great resource

I used this with my 4th graders last year. They struggled with the problems, but made progress. After participating in an escape room this summer, I now have a better understanding of the concept and can’t wait to use this with my students this year!

3. Leah Matsuura

Great resource and so much fun to watch unfold in the classroom!

4. Amber W.

Great resource! My students loved this! Can’t wait to buy more!

5. Math Diva

Awesome!

6. Darnee W.

My kids love escape room activities.

7. teresa H.

Great product, full of higher level thinking and rigor!

8. Sarah P.

Thank you SO MUCH! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for!

9. Sonya Herl

thank you for creating these

10. Jacqueline H.

My students loved this and I had fun completing it with them! A great way to review skills at the end of the year!

11. Alyssa T.

This was a super fun review activity! We completed it as a whole class during the last week of school. Set up took some time, but was well worth it! Thanks!

12. Sheila W.

Great resource, thank you!

13. Alicia T.

Thanks! Love these!

14. Rebecca D V.

My students LOVE these activities!

15. Kerri R.

I’m excited to try this out, I’m saving it for the beginning of the next school year.

16. Emily Carlson

Great activity!

17. John S.

Excellent!

18. Amber W.

My students enjoyed this cracking the code! I appreciated the detailed directions.

Very creative!!

20. Rebecca H.

Love the escape room ideas

21. B Ragan

Perfect ending to our study on Mars!!! Loved it!

22. Caroline C.

Excellent review for my students!

Great product! Can’t wait to do this with my 4th grade gifted kids. My other groups have loved these activities!

24. Chelsea H.

Excited to use this resource!!

25. Jonda B.

Set-up was easy and the students loved it!

26. Amy C.

This was the first time we attempted one of these activities. Thank you for making it easy to get set up!

27. Courtney C.

Great resource.

28. Casey S.

Fabulous

29. Finding Fun in Fourth

Planning to use this one for test prep in a few weeks. Great resource, for sure!

30. A Crafty Teacher

Great resource- very challenging! My fourth graders struggled with this escape. I think I will use it whole-class next time so we can work through some of it together. Great challenge activity though!

31. Leah N.

Awesome resource! Easy to use directions! Students enjoyed working with the different options of activities!

32. Katie P.

You are so talented!

33. Jacqueline B.

Such a fun review!

34. Emily B.

thanks!

35. Beth J.

My class LOVES these. It is such a unique and engaging way to learn. They so enjoy the hunt.

36. Patricia R.

Thank you! I look forward to using this with my students!

37. Holly F.

Great Product!

My students absolutely loved this! There was a decent amount of prep involved, but I laminated in order to be able to use this again. The activity was rigorous and also very engaging, and I’ll be purchasing more escape the room activities to use with my fourth graders!

39. Laurie N.

Thank you for this!

40. Zoe G.

Such great fun!

41. Bookcases and Buntings

Love this.

42. Learning with Miss LaGrow

Love this!

43. Courtney B.

My kiddos love these

44. Education Depot

My students had a great time with this activity. It was challenging, but fun! Thank you!

45. Sarah S.

This was such a wonderful resource; it was great to do the day before a break. It took a bit of prep time but it was worth it! My students worked so well together to “crack the code” The directions of how to get set up was very detail and even included pictures. Thanks so much!

46. Chelsearae G.

Great activity. It is overwhelling as a digital document, but once you print it everything starts to make sense on how to put it all together. My only issue was I did this as a summer school activity and so landmarks like calendars and clocks didn’t really work (I wish we could edit those little parts)

47. Louise G.

Great

48. Alison B.

Easy prep and lots of fun!

49. Kara M.

I can’t wait to do this with my kids as review before our test! Thank you!

This is some fun learning! Thank you so much!

51. Kim J.

The gifted students I taught this past summer loved this activity. Looking forward to utilizing it in my classroom this year.

52. Amber Snyder

My students loved this i am so excited to use it again this year they loved trying to figure out how to get off the moon some groups thought they would be stuck forever.

53. Sarah S.

I’m so excited to use this with my 4th graders

Awesome math standard review

55. Kristin W.

Fun to play with a little prep.

56. Janice J.

Love It

57. Teacher of All First Grade Things

love it.

58. Lynn C.

59. Bailey B.

This product provided the perfect challenge for my students!

60. Olivia H.

Had to buy a second one because I loved the first so much! Great job

61. Cheryl K.

Another great product! Thanks!

62. Theresa G.

My students love these!

63. Nicole G.

Great activity and I loved seeing my class so engaged while working cooperatively.

64. Amber Rutledge

My students love these. A great wrap up to a unit and great review. Worth the prep.

65. Cindi C.

Great!

66. Ginger W.

All of your escape games are INCREDIBLE!! The kids were so excited to come to school because they knew they had one of these challenges to work through that day. Excellent review for all students!! All students engaged.

67. Melissa Martinez

These are one of my favorite activities to do with kids! The instructions and prep are very easy to understand!

68. Calandra Rubin

Can’t wait to try this out!

69. Chris R.

Thank you!

70. Suzanne M.

Great resource! Thank you!

71. Carrie Baldwin

Very excited about using this in my classroom!

72. Laura Dazzle

I am going to have my classes compete to see which class can finish in the shortest time. Great engaging activity!

73. Amanda N.

My class really enjoyed your cracking the classroom code games for FSA review!

74. Fun-N-Fourth

I am so excited to use this with the kids!!! Thanks

75. nicrichards

I love these and my students do too!

76. Kelli Carnes

Great activity! My kids loved the escape the classroom theme! Thanks!

77. Wendy W.

I cannot wait to use this in my classroom this week! My kids are going to be so excited. 🙂

78. Ashley R.

I LOVE this resource! My class played the Pirate Escape game and couldn’t get enough! We will be playing this one this week! You are absolutely amazing!

79. Holly K.

So excited!!

80. Karen O.

This activity will pair nicely with our Mars Mission project. Thanks!

81. AQeelah M.

I can’t sing your praises enough Teresa! Awesome!

82. Hazel L.

Love this idea!

83. Rockin’ Teacher Materials-Hilary Lewis

This is awesome Teresa! The kids are going to LOVE this. I’m going to use it Thursday on the day before spring break…breaking out of that place! I’m probably going to have to buy more! You ROCK! Hilary

84. Melanie N.

Nice interactive activity to add during math stations!

85. Melanie Meredith

I can’t wait. I did a breakout EDU at and AIG conference and I’m hooked!

86. Alyssa Strange

I absolutely love this product! It’s very fun and engaging. I wash looking for something out of the box and you gave that to me. I hope you will be making one for each domain of standards. I would totally buy for reading standards too but know those may be too complex to do. You always deliver on spectacular products.

87. iTeach4thToo

We did a BreakoutEDU training this past Friday and I couldn’t wait to find a fun way to implement it into my classroom. Can’t wait to try this with my students next year! I hope you will be making one for each set of standards. What a fun way to review 🙂