This is an Escape Room activity with a haunted house theme. The activity focuses on decimal place value. Students will answer questions about standard form, expanded form, word form, comparing decimals, and rounding decimals.
An Escape Room is an adventure in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand.
In this Escape Room, students are presented with a situation. They are trapped in a haunted house. In order to escape, they must solve 4 puzzles. Each puzzle gives them a key, which the teacher holds, and gives to each team as they successfully complete each puzzle.
The activity is designed to be played in small groups. Teacher forms teams. I suggest no more than 5 students in a team.
♥Why this game?♥
Escape Rooms are highly engaging for the students. Their task is to figure out clues in order to escape the room, in this case it is a haunted house. They compete in teams which adds to the engaging nature of this game.
◊ 4 puzzles
◊ 22 questions
◊ Answer Key
◊ Teacher Instructions
◊ Student Recording Sheet
◊ Color and black and white version
Please note you do NOT need to purchase anything extra in order to use this escape room. The keys mentioned are paper keys that are provided in the resource. No need for escape boxes or any other materials.