Crack the Code / Escape Room

This resource is inspired by Escape Rooms, a fun challenging experience loved by most, especially my family. This specific task is to unlock or crack the code by solving different problems, which include numbers, algebra geometry and a little bit of stats. Students have to solve equations, and then use the answers to solve something else again. They even have to construct, read angles, find the median and mode, and much more. There are 36 questions, a Key, and an answer sheet. I gave it to my Year 7’s to solve individually but they were allowed to check their answers with each other. It took them about 2.5 lessons to figure it out. The Maths is not that hard, it’s reading the questions that was the main problem. I then gave it to my Year 8’s to solve in groups of 3/4, only one group could finish it in one lesson. I bought a few locks for my 6-year old son for his birthday as he likes making his own Escape Rooms at home (I know!). This definitely spiced things up as students could see the lock in the classroom and tried their luck with it.


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Created: Apr 29, 2019

Updated: Aug 17, 2019


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