Math

Amazing Race: US National Parks! 3rd Grade/Year 4 Math Review Escape Room Camp!

In this 5-day camp, teams will work together cooperatively to navigate a series of math challenges designed to review & strengthen 3rd grade/Year 4 math concepts as they work to escape from a different US National Park each day!
365 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

75 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week

8-11

year olds

6-16

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will work cooperatively to: 
- Review & improve their comprehension and application of 3rd grade/Year 4 math skills & concepts (whole number & decimal/fraction operations, prime numbers, factors, multiples, data analysis, geometry, problem-solving strategies and more)
-  Utilize mathematical vocabulary in a real-world context
- Employ and communicate problem-solving strategies in a small group
- Engage positively with their peers in a fun, engaging competition
- Work & communicate cooperatively toward a common academic goal
- Demonstrate awareness of skills necessary to be 'team players'
- Exercise self-advocacy skills through questioning and voicing their understanding
I have been teaching late elementary/middle school math for 20 years. I have a passion for helping kids retain or regain their mathematical confidence. A strong number sense is best built in a safe environment that is fun and engaging. The foundational skills taught in 3rd - 8th grades ARE the math skills people need to use in their everyday life and these skills require multiple exposures to gel for most kids. I am committed to helping kids recognize their capability and build on their curiosity to become STRONG MATH LEADERS and GOOD TEAM PLAYERS :)
No homework - snacks after! They will have mathed HARD.
I will provide an online virtual escape room environment.

Learners should bring paper & a pencil to the class. They will need a place to do calculations and keep track of codes.

Please, also, it is best if students have a headset or headphones with a microphone (many phone earbuds have this!). This cuts down on background noise and makes it A LOT easier to hear each other speaking :) In addition to headphones, plan to have the student in a room with a door that can close, separated from other activities taking place concurrently.

Calculators will not be used for this particular escape room, because we will be focusing on mathematical operations. As I always explain to my students, calculators are absolutely appropriate for performing mathematical operations when doing so is not the focus of the learning objective. For example, if we are learning how to calculate the area of a parallelogram, we use a calculator because our focus is on calculating perimeter, not multiplication :) 

I will also be looking for team captains who are joining from desktop or laptop computers (not iPads or Chromebooks). Team captains must be joining from these devices to give me full annotation capabilities and to make the breakout room feature accessible to all. 
Teams may or may not finish the room each day. Even if they don't they will still have had fun, worked in a group, communicated their thoughts and reviewed important math concepts that take lots of review to stick.

Teams that communicate clearly and delegate tasks are more likely to finish regardless of individual math competency.
6 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Holly Tellander, MA Ed.Building Confidence & Self-Advocacy!
365 total reviews
181 completed classes

About Me

I received a BA in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University with a focus on Math, Science & Spanish in 2003 and a MA in Bilingual & Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University in 2006. I am a 200 hour registered yoga &... 
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