## Description

Solving one step equations and two step equations will help your middle school math students escape the principal’s office! This digital escape room bundle includes to versions of “Escape the Principal’s Office” to allow for differentiation. The 1 step equations version focuses on 6th grade math standard 6.EE.B.7, while the 2 step equations version focuses on 7th grade math standards 7.EE.B.4 an 7.EE.B.4a. Both versions include the same types of puzzles. Students will translate word problems into equations, perform error analysis, solve one and two-step equations in one variable to find a key, and much more! It can be a challenge to keep middle school students engaged with math; digital escape rooms are a great alternative to worksheets to change things up a bit!

**Math skills required to solve the puzzles in the two-step equations version:**

- Solve two-step equations with one variable such as 5x+2=37 or 5(x-4)=15
**(all of the puzzles in this escape room use positive whole numbers).** - Identify which inverse operation should be used to isolate the variable in a 2 step equations.
- Analyze errors in solving two-step equations and then correctly solve the equations.
- Match word problems with an equation written with a variable and find the correct solution to the problem.

**Math skills required to solve the puzzles in the one-step equations version:**

- Solve one step equations with one variable such as x+7=35 or 5x=15 (all of the puzzles in this escape room use whole numbers).
- Identify which inverse operation should be used to isolate the variable in a single step equations.
- Analyze errors in solving one-step equations and then correctly solve the equation.
- Match word problems with an equation written with a variable and find the correct solution to the problem.

**What’s included in the PDF?**

- Quickstart guide with link to escape room
- Optional link for Google Drive™ users to create a copy of the form to save to their own drives in order to view student results.
- Optional printable student recording page and cipher disk
- Detailed answer key & teacher tips
- Success signs to snap photos with after completing the activity (optional)

**FAQ**

- Do students need to have Gmail™ accounts? NO! Anyone with internet access and a tablet, computer, or even phone can complete the breakout.
- How long will this take? That is the hardest question as the answer varies depending on each classroom, student, or group. Most students will be able to complete this activity in under 45 minutes. You can allow 60 minutes to be safe. The form will only save data if students are signed into Google accounts, so if you are worried about your students not finishing on time, simply have them write their answers on scratch paper. They can then come back and quickly re-enter their answers and pick up where they left off. Some students with a firm grasp on the concepts covered in this escape room will be able to complete the puzzles very quickly (20-30 minutes), others will take longer.
- Can this be used for remote learning? Yes! This product is designed to be able to be completed completely online and can be done in-person, for distance learning, or hybrid models. Students will need a device and internet connection.
- Will students have to search the web to figure out the puzzles? NO! All of the information needed will be provided in the Google Form™. The math in this activity is all standards-based.

Escape rooms are a great way to provide extra practice for students, review for tests, or provide enrichment. Challenge students and encourage collaboration with these engaging middle school math activities!

Check out all of our digital breakouts for 6th grade math standards

View all of our digital breakouts for 7th grade math standards

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