Breakout Math!

Breakout Math!
Posted on 05/13/2019
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Indian Lake High School students have been using their skills and knowledge of math to break out during class!
At the beginning of the school year, ILHS Math teacher Amber Shively received a $275 Logan County Education Foundation grant to purchase locks, boxes, invisible ink pens and more allowing her to periodically set up an "escape room" setting in her classroom. 
Shively says the activity equalled fun!
"The students really love it and they get excited when they know it's coming up.  It was a great way to review our concepts before testing."
Students had to work together and use their knowledge of geometric concepts (circle equations, pythagorean theorem, polygons, transformations, and more) to solve puzzles and unlock a series of locks.  In some activities they had to find keys hidden around the classroom or throughout the school.  In another exercise, they had to solve a locker combination by finding the center and radius of a circle with a given equation.  Then they raced to the locker to open it. Teams that solved all the equations, opened all the locks and broke out found a sweet surprise!