Walton Education Foundation

The goal is to make reviewing math standards fun for the students. Escape Rooms are very popular right now and enabling the students to participate in Escape Rooms to review math standards brings excitement to learning while increasing the students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.
I would love to use the Escape Rooms to review for tests and exams. If the grant is approved Joan Kennett, the 2018 Walton County School District Teacher of the Year, has agreed to help me set up the first escape room that I attempt as well as observe me working with the students.

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Math Escape Rooms: Adding Excitement to Math Standards Review

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School:
Walton High School 
Subject:
Low Performing Students 
Teacher:
Kristy West 
Students Impacted:
130 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
September 27, 2018

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St. Joe Community Foundation - $808.00

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Goal

The goal is to make reviewing math standards fun for the students. Escape Rooms are very popular right now and enabling the students to participate in Escape Rooms to review math standards brings excitement to learning while increasing the students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.
I would love to use the Escape Rooms to review for tests and exams. If the grant is approved Joan Kennett, the 2018 Walton County School District Teacher of the Year, has agreed to help me set up the first escape room that I attempt as well as observe me working with the students.
 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be given critical thinking/level 3 questions that pertain to various standards we will cover in Algebra IB and Geometry this year. Working as a team students will solve problems in order to find the codes/combinations to unlock the next set of problems until they have "escaped" all the levels.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Students will learn to work through higher level math problems but it won't seem so much like work as the students will be focusing on the goal of escaping each room. Students need to see that math can be fun.
Escape rooms promote critical thinking skills, team building skills, and enables me as a teacher to ask those level 3 questions so students can go beyond wrote memorization.
This ties to the goals Walton High School math department has set while working with Instruction Partners to not only enable students to feel comfortable with level 3 questioning but also enable students to talk through the process of determining answers with their peers. 

 

Budget Narrative

In order to replicate the escape room scenario I will create breakout boxes, I was wowed by the EPIC day breakout session led by Joan Kennett, the 2018 Walton County School District Teacher of the Year. Each problem that the students get correct enables them access to the codes and combinations to open one of the many locks that will be attached to the toolbox. The locking money bags and UV pens offer options for me to hide other clues around my classroom.
I would like to have 8 complete sets to keep students in groups of 3-4. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Plastic tool box (8) $160.00
2 Directional lock(8) $88.00
3 Hasp Lock(8) $48.00
4 Key Locks (8) $64.00
5 4 digit lock(8) $96.00
6 3-digit lock(8) $34.00
7 UV light (8) $48.00
8 UV pens (8) $19.00
9 24 count AAA batteries(2) $30.00
10 Locking money bag $136.00
11 Envelopes to disperse clues $25.00
12 Copy Paper $30.00
13 Mini Flashlights (8) $30.00
  Total: $808.00

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