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Ms. Cockrell from Lafayette LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Just Can't Escape Good Math!

My students need a few more super sleuth tools to enable them to perform escape room capers while learning to apply their mathematical problem-solving skills!

  • $257 goal

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My Students

I teach middle-grade mathematics and Algebra I classes in a STEM school that is a combination middle and high school. We are a school of choice that serves students who are interested in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

My students ask great questions and enjoy activities and projects that allow them to explore in order to find answers to those questions.

They do problem solving in a real-world context, they are very competitive, and they are always open to a good competition.

My Project

I have written a number of escape room activities that are an application of mathematical concepts that my students have learned. This project will allow for an extension of this escape room activity.

My students have fallen in love with the whole concept of escape rooms.

I have incorporated this into my classroom through the use of locked treasure boxes that must be unlocked by completing a number of math activities. Students look for clues in the midst of their math work in order to unlock the box to find treasure or clues to the next lock!

I am requesting invisible ink, padlocks, blank puzzles, and stash cans. Funding of this project would provide additional means by which to reveal codes, hide combinations or keys, and take the escape room theme to the next level for my very competitive students!

Ms. Cockrell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 96 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4 oz Invisible Ink Bottle Bright Cyan Blue UV Blacklight Reactive • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Diversion Bottle Safe Secret Container Dasani Bottled Water by Cutting Edge • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Uvfx Black Light Medium 250Ml Gloss • Amazon Business $8.45 2 $16.90
Escape the Game: How to Make Puzzles and Escape Rooms • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Aquafina Water Bottle Diversion Safe Can Stash Bottle Hidden Security • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Small Faux Book Safe • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Inovart Puzzle-It 28-Piece Blank Puzzle, 24 Puzzles Per Package, 5-1/2" x 8", White • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
Coke Zero Diversion Safe Stash Can 12 oz w HumanFriendly Smell Proof bag • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Bewild Pringles Stash Can - Diversion - Safe - Hide Vanuables - (Bi-Mar 44) Assorted Flavors Packages • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Secret Sharpie Marker Stash Can Diversion safe Container Pill Geocache • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Kathson Old Vintage Antique Style Mini Archaize Padlocks Key Lock With key (Lot Of 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Carter's 21021 Felt Stamp Pad, 4 1/4 x 2 3/4, Uninked • Amazon Business $3.06 2 $6.12

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