Cracking the Classroom Code™ 5th 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. This is a review game for the math concepts taught in 5th 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. This is a review game for the math concepts taught in 5th 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 include:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
*Using parentheses and brackets in expressiosn, and evaluating expressions with these symbols.
*Writing and reading simple expressions that record calculations with numbers.
*Generating two numerical patterns using two given rules.
*Forming ordered pairs from two patterns, and graphing the ordered pairs.

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89 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 5th Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  1. Naomi M.

    GREAT

  2. MrsCoutlee

    My class loved this!

  3. Melissa A.

    My students loved this!

  4. Ashley P.

    Super awesome resource, so much fun for the kiddos!

  5. Jamie K.

    I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Krista D.

    Awesome product!

  7. Russell K.

    Fun game!

  8. Buyer

    Excellent and fun activity!

  9. Buyer

    Students enjoyed.

  10. ANGEL Y.

    This activity was very fun and interactive! I love the QR code! I gave an iPad to each group of student, and all of them enjoyed it. Thank you!

  11. Janine May

    I was looking for something quick to use and soon realized this would take a little more work. It could be because it is the end of the school year but there were some instructions that seemed more complicated then they needed to be. I did not end up using this resource at the end of the year, but am excited to work on it over the summer and have it ready to go fro next year. Content looks great!

  12. Dana P.

    An easy and fun way to do an escape room!

  13. STACEY ORMSBY

    Love these crack the code resources – my kids are enthralled.

  14. Shana P.

    So much fun! Thank you!

  15. Angela M.

    My kids loved these!

  16. Teach Grow Inspire

    This was perfect! Thanks

  17. Lindsey G.

    These are a great activity to review a topic and engage the students. I have 90 minutes blocks and these typically take more than a day to get done.

  18. Amy R.

    Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks!

  19. Buyer

    My kids had SO much fun! Really got them working together and using their math language!!

  20. Jessica C.

    love

  21. Karis H.

    Thankful to have to review Math skills

  22. Julie B.

    Challenging but fun!!

  23. Sandra Baire

    Loved this Escape the Classroom product. My students were able to work together to solve each clue. And they had fun doing it!!!

  24. Alisha R.

    good

  25. Michelle S.

    Exactly what I was looking for to practice skills taught. Thank you for an awesome product!

  26. Crystal A.

    My students love trying to crack the codes! I like that it challenges the students to work together and solve the puzzles without being guided by the teacher.

  27. Sharon C.

    It really helped my students and it was fun.

  28. Katherine Lum

    Fun activity to do with the kids. Thank you!

  29. Live Learn Lovett

    So much fun for an end of year review!

  30. Michelle W.

    Thanks for sharing! Excellent resource!

  31. WBC

    Thank you!

  32. I love Gifted

    My students loved it!

  33. Brittany S.

    My students had so much fun with this.

  34. Rachael Kimmel

    This is was very challenging, but very fun!

  35. Deborah W.

    I love it. Like the already QR codes. Makes my classroom look tech smart.

  36. Tara C.

    I’m very excited to try this with my students this week. This time of year, we all get a bit bored and I’m constantly looking for something to encourage them to do the math yet in an interesting way. As I got my materials together to make this game, it all made sense. It’s a very thorough tutorial on putting it together. But I would recommend have all your materials sitting there before you try to figure it out.

  37. Stephanie O.

    The students loved doing this activity, however, the teacher set up was a little hard to understand.

  38. Denise W.

    Challenging for my 5th graders but fun!

  39. Whitney S.

    It’s hard to find fun resources for this topic at a 5th grade level. Thank you!

  40. Cynthia C.

    My class loves these! Thanks!

  41. Cassie A E.

    the kids loved it!

  42. mrshalasowski

    Looks like fun! Thanks.

  43. Elyssa G.

    I can not wait to do this with my students! They loved the Solar System one, so this one should be even better

  44. Linkadoodles

    So much fun!

  45. Mary Mueller

    WOW! What an incredible resource, my 5th graders LOVED this!! 🙂

  46. CG Designs

    Love your escapes. Already did the fourth grade review one with my fifth graders two months ago and they went wild!!

  47. Amy B.

    You can’t go wrong! I am using this with my 4th grade GT math group. They love it and keep asking for more!

  48. Front of the Class

    Thanks

  49. Donna T.

    Great resource!

  50. Gretchen Gault

    My students love to solve any type of mysteries…especially escape rooms! Thank you

  51. Love Learning

    Thank you! This is a very thorough resource!

  52. Melissa L.

    This would be a great project mid year as my students struggled with it during our solar system unit. Also do plan a few hours to set up everything with envelopes and understanding the directions. I am sure setting up a second one might not take as long however I do recommend printing it in color that too could also save some time!

  53. Kyndra Lunderman

    Fun product! Kids loved it!

  54. Melissa M.

    My students loved this and it was the perfect way to wrap up our chapter on algebraic equations. There is a significant amount of prep to set this up, but the student engagement makes it worth it.

  55. Valarie R.

    Great product!!!

  56. Brian W.

    Students look forward to this activity!

  57. Janette M.

    Thanks for this product!

  58. Becky J.

    Great!

  59. Jennifer B.

    Great resource, thanks!

  60. Diane B.

    Teresa another awesome product! This is such an excellent way to review operations and Algebraic thinking. My students will love this! Thanks!

  61. Ashley A.

    Love it!

  62. Jeanne Anderson

    looks amazing! Can’t wait to use it in my classroom this year!

  63. Teaching With Tallent

    My kids were so obsessed with this activity, I HAD to buy more!

  64. Science Smart

    My students enjoyed this! Thank you!

  65. Deena C.

    ty

  66. Sunrise Science

    Your directions for putting this together are great. I’m so excited to try this out with my students!

  67. Alexandra S.

    Great product. Thank you!

  68. Melinda Ready

    I can’t wait to use this!

  69. Janell H.

    I am collecting resources for this coming school year. I have not taught Math for 3 years so am looking forward to trying out this resource!

  70. 4th Grade Cupcakes

    My students love these fun and engaging activities…They don’t even realize that they are learning!

  71. Amy W.

    Wonderful resource!

  72. Georgia Teaching

    Love this!

  73. Tiffany H.

    Thank you, this is great!

  74. Amy M.

    Thank you!!

  75. Rebecca T.

    My students always need help with order of operations and this was a great way to practice it!

  76. Buyer

    Looking forward to using this later this month; very thorough!

  77. Christine Ashby

    Can’t wait to do this with my students on the last day of school!

  78. Keeping up with Miss E

    So fun!

  79. Global Connections

    I absolutely love this idea!!!!

  80. Paula R.

    Can’t wait to try this with my 5th graders.

  81. Eva G.

    I believe I now own all of your 5th grade Cracking the Classroom games and they all look amazing! I can’t wait to use these in my classroom. I know my kids are going to love them! Thank you for sharing your ideas and products!

  82. Buyer

    Such a fun way to review!

  83. annie B.

    Awesome review game!

  84. Laura M.

    Thanks!

  85. Melissa H.

    Great for review – motivating for 5th graders.

  86. Melissa G.

    My students love these!!!!

  87. Aaryn F.

    Getting ready to use this. I am So glad that you have come up with this idea. I love Escape Rooms and this is such a great twist on the theme. Keep it up.

  88. The Learning Effect

    This will be so fun for my 5th graders when we get to EOG review in June! Thank you!

  89. Joy K.

    Very excited to do with in my class!

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