This digital escape room about the Super Bowl presents students with 5 math challenges related to the big game. They will figure out things like the area of a football field, how long the Bears went between Super Bowl appearances, and the difference in crowd sizes through the years. Escape rooms allow for learning at its best; the engagement and excitement of solving problems while trying to beat the clock make learning an adventure. Digital escape rooms do NOT need any of the set up or materials but are just as much fun. There is no real preparation on the teacher's part and no papers to run off.
In this Super Bowl escape room, students will find themselves accidentally locked in the locker room closet. Students are challenged to solve 5 real life math problems in order to get out before kickoff. As the timer counts down (suggested time is 45 minutes), participants will encounter five pictures related to the Super Bowl, all of which have links to on-line resources hidden in the photos for students to discover. After reading the clue and using the article, chart, or video, students are asked to open five locks, which will allow them to escape.
This escape room was created in Google Sites. Students can work in pairs or small groups to solve the puzzles. (Note: Each group will need a desktop computer, Chromebook, ipad, or other device that can access the Internet.) The link to the escape room site can be assigned in Google Classroom, emailed, copied and pasted, or typed in. A QR code is also included for easy scanning. Answers to each “lock” are typed into a Google Form, which tells students immediately if their answer is correct so they can move on to the next challenge.
This PDF includes:
· the link and a QR code for the Escape Room
· instructions/suggestions for use
· solutions for the challenges, including location of the hidden links in each photo
· 4 congratulatory signs that can be printed if you want students who successfully escape to hold them and pose for “victory photos.”
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