Murrell Taylor Elementary teachers had a truly hands on learning experience during their 3-day Arkansas A+ workshop. Teachers had an area and perimeter experiential learning lesson using tableau and art to teach the math skill.
They were then placed in an Escape Room enriched assessment. A+ sees enriched assessment as an assessment tool that is a reflective activity or assignment, possibly inclusive of art, Multiple intelligence theory, and higher order thinking skills. Teachers had to solve problems using their math skills of measuring and calculating area and perimeter in order to gain access codes to unlock locks and open boxes for their next clue.
What do the Murrell Taylor teachers think about their Escape Room Experience?
“Experiential learning helps solidify skills.”
“Escape room applicable in the classroom.”
“Hands on can be a true assessment.”
“I love how math skills can be integrated with games such as an escape room.”
“Loved the many ways the Escape Room could be used – history, periodic table, math.”
“Students would love the Escape room!”
“The Escape Room was very engaging.”
“You can create enriched assessments using your curriculum in an escape room!”
“Love the Escape Room idea!”
“I am going to use the escape room in my class.”