A lot of people have heard of the Escape the Room phenomonon occuring all over the country: people elect to put themselves into a room with others and lock the door for an hour, then try to "escape" by completing puzzles/riddles/tasks/etc. Well, we are going to be doing something like that next Thursday but, since we can't lock kids in a room, we are going to do an educational version called Breakout EDU. In this version we lock a box with a bunch of codes and have the kids attempt to break through as much as they can so they can unlock the box. You can see two different kind of physical locks, various puzzles and riddles and two PDFs locked on a computer. We are going to put the kids in a room and see how far they can get. I can't wait to see the results!
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!