First Day of School Digital Escape Room

I recently learned about using google forms to make an escape room.  I thought I'd give it a try on the first day of a couple of my classes this year.

Here's some details about the First Day of Algebra Escape Room...

There are 6 clues in this escape room.  Each of these clues has several questions that must be solved so students can get either the number or the letters necessary to open the "lock".

At the school where I teach, we have students coming to Algebra from many different grade schools, so it is difficult to know what topics, exactly, have been covered in 8th grade.  I wanted to make this assignment low floor so that hopefully all students could be successful, while at the same time having to think at least a little bit.

Here are the topics I used as part of the questions:
  • Operations with Integers
  • Find the percent of a number
  • Vocabulary Matching
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Operations with Decimals
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Ordering Numbers
  • Understanding Place Value

Each of these topics becomes part of a clue that the students must use to find the combination to a lock.  Students must solve each clue before they can move onto the next clue.

Students type the combination into the google performs its magic and checks to see if the answer is correct.  If it is, students are given the next clue.

Finally, after solving the 6th clue, students are rewarded with a CONGRATULATIONS and the end to the story.

If you'd like to try this out in your classroom too...find it here on TPT and let me know how you like it!

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