The Year 6 Escape Room Challenge
Date: May 28, 2018
Recently, all Year 6 students were locked in our classrooms with only one way to escape before the time ran out – FRACTIONS.
We were petrified. We had to use our brains and work together to figure out the codes, solve the problems and look for clues to survive. If the timer ran out and we were still in there, we would have to do fractions for three days straight.
Could we work together? Could we survive?
YES! With grit, mathematical mindsets and creativity, all Year 6 students escaped the classroom, some with only 2 minutes to spare. We really enjoyed the challenge and claimed that it was a fun way to learn how to add and subtract fractions and we would love to do it again.
Now our Year 6 cohort are working in cooperative learning teams to create our own Escape the Classroom packages for Year 7 students. Year 7 students – you had better start refining your skills in fractions and decimals.
By Beth Willis and Trixie Smith