Grade 8 participated in their first Math Escape Room of the year on Friday.
They got a taste last year, and loved it so much, that I had to put together another one and bring it back to life this year!
October’s theme: a Dinner Party! How much food? When to start each recipe? How to set the tables? ….and picky eaters!
Students were “Trapped in Math Class” for 60 minutes in small groups. They had to beat the clock to correctly answer four tough and tricky questions that pushed them to squirm and struggle. Topics included logic problems, algebra, and area of circles.(had to figure this out from notes and clever resources-since we haven’t learned it formally yet!)
So with the room set, and the students eager with positive attitudes they took on the challenge…and as the struggled through, they came out on the other side all escapees from this month’s escape room!.
Here’s a peak into their “struggle,” and now thanks to my over using my “dontstealthestruggle”phrase, students are often heard saying back to me, “Mrs Cleveland, no, don’t help, don’t steal my struggle, I can figure it out.”
Could I be more proud?! Let’s see what they got what it takes to escape in November’s room, I’m already preparing it! Bring it, grade 8! Show me what you’ve got!
…stay tuned….grade 7 takes on their first escape room tomorrow! They’re ready for the challenge!
Take a look…