Escape rooms and breakout classrooms have found their way into today’s elementary classroom! They are such a great way to increase student engagement and to promote collaborative learning. This decimal escape activity is a perfect way to culminate your fourth grade decimal unit.
Here’s what’s included:
Clue 1-Match each rocket with the correct astronaut. After you match the
rockets with the astronauts, line the cards up from least to greatest. You
should first laydown the astronaut card and then the rocket that matches
the astronaut card. If you line the cards up correctly, you will be able to
read the clue.
Clue 2-Determine which decimal is the largest decimal through a bracket
system. This funnel will get you even closer to the fuel your rockets need.
Compare each set of decimals on the bracket and record the largest decimal.
Continue until there is ONE winner. The digits of that decimal will unlock the
Clue 3-Use symbols to compare each set of decimals. Record how many of
each symbol you used on the recording sheet. This will give you the code of
the 3-digit lock.
Clue 4-Solve each of the fraction problems. Use the key at the bottom of the
page to determine the five colors on the five color lock. This clue will give you
the key to the fuel tank, so you can make it home!
This can be used with Breakout Edu boxes or with your own boxes and locks. If you do not have boxes and locks, you may use the digital version, where students submit their answers on Google Forms.