Cracking the

Classroom Code

5th Grade

Math

Review

Created By:

Teresa Kwant

Ahoy there teachers! This is a review game for the math concepts taught in

5th grade. It can be played in small groups, or as a whole class. If your class has never

played an escape game before, I suggest playing as a whole class for the first time. If

you play in small groups, each group will need a different colored set of the game. The

colors I have are: red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and orange. To save on colored ink, you

could also just print one black and white version, and copy it on colored paper.

*If you do this activity as a whole class, just print out one copy of any color.

This is an interactive game where the students are timed. They are captured by a band of

swashbuckling pirates and must escape before the time runs out. You, the teacher, can

decide how much time your students have to complete the task. I will suggest 45 minutes,

but it is up to your discretion. You can project a timer for your class, or put one

somewhere for all the students to see, so they can keep track of how much time they

have left to complete their task.

This is similar to a scavenger hunt where students will be moving around the room, looking

for clues to unlock their envelopes. To unlock their envelopes they will need to solve math

problems. A paper is provided so students can show their work for each problem. For

many of the questions, students must have an answer that matches one on an envelope.

If the answers do not match, they can’t open or “unlock” the envelope, and must rework

the problem.

Start by splitting your class into groups, if you decide to do so. Make sure each group has

the beginning file and knows their color. It is important that each group sticks to just their

color, so they don’t unlock other groups’ clues and messages.

To start the game, the class (or each group) will begin with card #1, and two envelopes

labeled #1 (these envelopes are labeled #1, because they belong with card #1). Give each

student their worksheet. This is where they will show their work for EACH problem.

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Once the students have solved card #1, and opened and solved the problems in the

envelopes in the correct order, they will then start looking for their next clue set. This

clue set will be hidden in the classroom, in a large envelope. If you do this as a whole class,

I suggest discussing as a class where everyone thinks the clue is, and then send one or

two students around looking for it. Students at their desks can give suggestions on where

to look.

This game will continue until the students reach the last envelope and “Escape,” the

pirates. Good luck, and have fun!

The next pages give instructions on how to set the game up. I also provided pictures. You

can follow the shape code on each envelope in the pictures to fill the envelopes correctly,

as well. The shape code is strictly for the teachers. If it were coded with numbers,

students would know which envelope to open next, without doing the work.

Setting up the Breakout: Escape the Classroom Pirate Game

*There are two types of envelopes, small envelopes and large envelopes. I use the sizes of:

4 ¾” x 6 ½” and 6” x 9”.

*The standard size envelop 4.13 x 9.5 does not fit inside a 6 x9. If you choose to use the

standard size envelope for your small envelope size, use the 10” x 13” for your large size.

Each envelope is labeled with a shape. This shape is strictly for the teacher, so they know how

to set up the game. This number indicates which clue card the

small envelopes belong to. So, this envelope

belongs to card #1.

To begin, each group (if you do this with your whole class, just do one set. Each student will

NOT need their own.) will need card #1 and 2 small envelopes, each labeled #1.

• Inside the square envelope is card #2

• Inside the triangle envelope is card #3

Next, you are going to fill the first large envelope, labeled with a square. Inside this envelope

will be 3 smaller envelopes, each labeled #4. Also, inside will be card #4.

• Inside the triangle envelope will be card #5.

• Inside the square envelope will be card #6.

• Inside the circle envelope will be card #7.

You will hide this large envelope under a student desk, off the floor. You could tape it

underneath the desk, or however you choose. If you are doing this in small groups, consider

hiding each group’s envelope underneath a different desk.

Now you will be filling the second large envelope, labeled with a circle. Inside this envelope will

be two small envelopes, each labeled #8. Also, inside will also be card #8.

• Inside the triangle envelope will be card #9.

• Inside the circle envelope will be card #10.

You will hide this large envelope inside a picture book. If you are doing this in small groups,

consider hiding them in different picture books.

It’s time to fill the third large envelope. This envelope is labeled with a triangle. Inside this

envelope will be 3 small envelopes, each labeled as #11. Also, inside will be card #11.

• Inside the square envelope will be card #12.

• Inside the circle envelope will be card #13.

• Inside the triangle envelope will be card #14.

You will hide this large envelope somewhere near where students can quench their thirst. This

could be by a class drinking fountain, or someone’s water bottle.

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Setting up the Breakout: Escape the Classroom Pirate Game

The last large envelope will be labeled with a star and filled with one envelope labeled #15. It

will also contain card #15.

• The circle envelope will contain card #16 and half of the treasure map. The treasure map

contains the answer to the question on card 16. Students will be taking their treasure map

to find the missing half.

You will hide this envelope near the pencil sharpener.

Last, hide the other half of the treasure map, and the ending paper congratulating the

students for finishing, under or around the trash can. You may also consider hiding a small

treasure, like candy or pencils.

You will have the option to use the QR codes on the envelopes, or the

ones with the numbers. Either ways works, it is just your preference

and depends on what resources you have available.

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The full Escape Room Pirate Edition put together.

This is the first clue card and set of envelopes. This is what students start with. If you do this with the

whole class, consider projecting this on the board for everyone to see.

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After students complete the first clue card and envelopes, they will find this large envelope hidden in

the classroom. The smaller envelopes and cards will all be inside.

This is the second large envelope and its contents, that students will find hidden in the classroom.

This is the third large envelope and its contents, that students will find hidden in the classroom.

This is the fourth large envelope and its contents, that students will find hidden in the classroom.

Ahoy Mateys!

You’ve been captured by a crew of

swashbuckling pirates. They want to take you

and your treasures hostage, and sail off to sea!

You have ______ minutes to escape this ship

before the pirates depart with you on board. You

and your group will begin with card #1 and its

accompanying envelopes. Then, answer all the

question cards and clues provided to make your

way out. Write your answers on your paper, and

keep track of all your

work.

Good luck!

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#3 #1

Your next clue will be underneath a flat surface, Add these fractions together. Your answer will be

that’s up off the floor. You use it to write on, on the next envelope you need to open.

work at, and more.

. The answer to this question will be on the front +

of the envelope:

Sasha ran 4.568 miles at track today.

What is that number rounded to the

nearest hundredth?

#4 #2

Good work on unlocking your first clue! Look at the

You will see three envelopes with decimals on the fraction on your next envelope. Before you can

front. Order these decimals from least to open it, you must first add that fraction to:

greatest. You will then open the envelopes in that

order.

Write these decimals from least to Once you’ve written your answer and shown your

greatest on your worksheet as well. work, go ahead and open the envelope.

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#7Great work mateys! Answer the following #5 The pirate captain found these gold

pieces on his ship:

question: Pirate Ira has $43.22. His friend Kristen,

borrowed $15.46. How much money does Pirate Ira The captain gave 1/3 of the coins to his first mate.

From the remaining coins, he gave 1/2 to his second

have now?

Next, take your answer from above, and multiply mate. How many coins did

it by 5.2. Your next envelope will have the answer the captain have left for

to this multiplication problem on it. The envelope

himself?

will be hidden in or around this object filled Once finished, open the next envelope.

with pictures. It’s something fun to read, and

makes your mind richer!

#8 #6

In the previous question, how many coins did the

Which envelope do you need to open first? Answer captain keep for himself? Add that number to the

END of this number:

the problem below. The answer to this question will 23, 572,00__

Now, write the above number in expanded form.

be on the envelope you need to open next.

Dominic has 5 ½ feet of fabric to make a flag. He Once finished, open the next envelope.

cuts off 3 ¾ of the fabric to use for the flag. ©Teresa Kwant, 2017

How much fabric does he

have left over?

#11 #9 Fantastic! You opened the right envelope!

Now, look at the fraction on the next envelope,

Hooray! You found another clue. As you can see, divide that fraction by:

there are three envelopes. Each envelope has a

division problem. Answer each question, and then Once you’ve written your answer

order the quotients from greatest to least. Open and shown your work, go ahead

the envelopes in that order. and open the envelope.

#12 #10

The city library has 763,045 books. What is the Your next clue will be located near somewhere to

value of the digit 6 in this number, and how does it quench your thirst. The answer to the following

question should match the answer on the front of

compare to the digit 3? the envelope: What is the volume of this

rectangular prism?

Once you’ve written your answer 11 inches

and shown your work, go ahead

32 inches

and open the next envelope.

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#15 #13

. Once you solve this problem, go ahead and open

the last envelope. A bakery is having a cookie sale. Look at the number of books at the city library

Look at the number on envelope #15. That is the from question #12. Write that number in expanded

number of cookies sold on a platter. Each box of

cookies, holds 4 platters. The bakery sold 31 boxes form.

of cookies on Monday, 15 boxes on Tuesday, and just

4 boxes on Wednesday. How many cookies did they Once you’ve written your answer

sell in all? and shown your work, go ahead

and open the next envelope.

#16 #14

Ahoy lads and lassies! You are nearing the end of

Congratulations! The end is in sight! Just one more your adventure. To find your next clue, look around

clue must be found before you can escape the the classroom for a machine that changes things

from dull, to a point. Your clue will surely not

capture of the pirates! You’ve been given half of a disappoint. The answer on the envelope must match

treasure map. On the map is half of the answer to the answer to this question:

the problem below. Solve the problem, and then find 5.1 ÷ 0.04

the other half of this map! The map is hidden near

a container to hold things you’ve used, but by the ©Teresa Kwant, 2017

smell of it’s contents, you won’t be amused.

14.25 x 2.3

#1 #1

1 Small envelope

Small envelope #4

#4 0.4

0.045 Small envelope

Small envelope #8

#4 1

0.037 Small envelope

Small envelope #11

#8 465 ÷ 5

4 Small envelope

Small envelope

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#11 #11

2392 ÷ 92 1400 ÷ 40

Small envelope Small envelope

#15 Small envelope

12

Small envelope

Small envelope Small envelope

Small envelope Small envelope

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#1 #1

Small envelope Small envelope

#4 #4

Small envelope Small envelope

#4 #8

Small envelope Small envelope

#8 #11

Small envelope Small envelope

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#11 #11

Small envelope Small envelope

Small envelope

#15 Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

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4.57 144.352

Large envelope Large envelope

127.5 2,112 in.3

Large envelope Large envelope

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Large envelope Large envelope

Large envelope Large envelope

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32. 775

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Aye, aye mateys! You made

it! You escaped the

swashbuckling pirates.

You will not be held on

their ship, and will be

allowed home. Great

work!

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Escape the Classroom:

Name _______________________ Pirate Edition Math Review

Write all your answers, and show all your work, for each question on this worksheet.

12

34

56

78

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Escape the Classroom:

Name _______________________ Pirate Edition Math Review

Write all your answers, and show all your work, for each question on this worksheet.

9 10

11 12

13 14

15 16

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Ahoy Mateys!

You’ve been captured by a crew of

swashbuckling pirates. They want to take you

and your treasures hostage, and sail off to sea!

You have ______ minutes to escape this ship

before the pirates depart with you on board. You

and your group will begin with card #1 and its

accompanying envelopes. Then, answer all the

question cards and clues provided to make your

way out. Write your answers on your paper, and

keep track of all your

work.

Good luck!

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#3 #1

Your next clue will be underneath a flat surface, Add these fractions together. Your answer will be

that’s up off the floor. You use it to write on, on the next envelope you need to open.

work at, and more.

. The answer to this question will be on the front +

of the envelope:

Sasha ran 4.568 miles at track today.

What is that number rounded to the

nearest hundredth?

#4 #2

Good work on unlocking your first clue! Look at the

You will see three envelopes with decimals on the fraction on your next envelope. Before you can

front. Order these decimals from least to open it, you must first add that fraction to:

greatest. You will then open the envelopes in that

order.

Write these decimals from least to Once you’ve written your answer and shown your

greatest on your worksheet as well. work, go ahead and open the envelope.

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#7Great work mateys! Answer the following #5 The pirate captain found these gold

pieces on his ship:

question: Pirate Ira has $43.22. His friend Kristen,

borrowed $15.46. How much money does Pirate Ira The captain gave 1/3 of the coins to his first mate.

From the remaining coins, he gave 1/2 to his second

have now?

Next, take your answer from above, and multiply mate. How many coins did

it by 5.2. Your next envelope will have the answer the captain have left for

to this multiplication problem on it. The envelope

himself?

will be hidden in or around this object filled Once finished, open the next envelope.

with pictures. It’s something fun to read, and

makes your mind richer!

#8 #6

In the previous question, how many coins did the

Which envelope do you need to open first? Answer captain keep for himself? Add that number to the

END of this number:

the problem below. The answer to this question will 23, 572,00__

Now, write the above number in expanded form.

be on the envelope you need to open next.

Dominic has 5 ½ feet of fabric to make a flag. He Once finished, open the next envelope.

cuts off 3 ¾ of the fabric to use for the flag. ©Teresa Kwant, 2017

How much fabric does he

have left over?

#11 #9 Fantastic! You opened the right envelope!

Now, look at the fraction on the next envelope,

Hooray! You found another clue. As you can see, divide that fraction by:

there are three envelopes. Each envelope has a

division problem. Answer each question, and then Once you’ve written your answer

order the quotients from greatest to least. Open and shown your work, go ahead

the envelopes in that order. and open the envelope.

#12 #10

The city library has 763,045 books. What is the Your next clue will be located near somewhere to

value of the digit 6 in this number, and how does it quench your thirst. The answer to the following

question should match the answer on the front of

compare to the digit 3? the envelope: What is the volume of this

rectangular prism?

Once you’ve written your answer 11 inches

and shown your work, go ahead

32 inches

and open the next envelope.

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#15 #13

. Once you solve this problem, go ahead and open

the last envelope. A bakery is having a cookie sale. Look at the number of books at the city library

Look at the number on envelope #15. That is the from question #12. Write that number in expanded

number of cookies sold on a platter. Each box of

cookies, holds 4 platters. The bakery sold 31 boxes form.

of cookies on Monday, 15 boxes on Tuesday, and just

4 boxes on Wednesday. How many cookies did they Once you’ve written your answer

sell in all? and shown your work, go ahead

and open the next envelope.

#16 #14

Ahoy lads and lassies! You are nearing the end of

Congratulations! The end is in sight! Just one more your adventure. To find your next clue, look around

clue must be found before you can escape the the classroom for a machine that changes things

from dull, to a point. Your clue will surely not

capture of the pirates! You’ve been given half of a disappoint. The answer on the envelope must match

treasure map. On the map is half of the answer to the answer to this question:

the problem below. Solve the problem, and then find 5.1 ÷ 0.04

the other half of this map! The map is hidden near

a container to hold things you’ve used, but by the ©Teresa Kwant, 2017

smell of it’s contents, you won’t be amused.

14.25 x 2.3

#1 #1

1 Small envelope

Small envelope #4

#4 0.4

0.045 Small envelope

Small envelope #8

#4 1

0.037 Small envelope

Small envelope #11

#8 465 ÷ 5

4 Small envelope

Small envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#11 #11

2392 ÷ 92 1400 ÷ 40

Small envelope Small envelope

#15 Small envelope

12

Small envelope

Small envelope Small envelope

Small envelope Small envelope

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#1 #1

Small envelope Small envelope

#4 #4

Small envelope Small envelope

#4 #8

Small envelope Small envelope

#8 #11

Small envelope Small envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#11 #11

Small envelope Small envelope

Small envelope

#15 Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

4.57 144.352

Large envelope Large envelope

127.5 2,112 in.3

Large envelope Large envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

Large envelope Large envelope

Large envelope Large envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

32. 775

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

Aye, aye mateys! You made

it! You escaped the

swashbuckling pirates.

You will not be held on

their ship, and will be

allowed home. Great

work!

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

Ahoy Mateys!

You’ve been captured by a crew of

swashbuckling pirates. They want to take you

and your treasures hostage, and sail off to sea!

You have ______ minutes to escape this ship

before the pirates depart with you on board. You

and your group will begin with card #1 and its

accompanying envelopes. Then, answer all the

question cards and clues provided to make your

way out. Write your answers on your paper, and

keep track of all your

work.

Good luck!

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#3 #1

Your next clue will be underneath a flat surface, Add these fractions together. Your answer will be

that’s up off the floor. You use it to write on, on the next envelope you need to open.

work at, and more.

. The answer to this question will be on the front +

of the envelope:

Sasha ran 4.568 miles at track today.

What is that number rounded to the

nearest hundredth?

#4 #2

Good work on unlocking your first clue! Look at the

You will see three envelopes with decimals on the fraction on your next envelope. Before you can

front. Order these decimals from least to open it, you must first add that fraction to:

greatest. You will then open the envelopes in that

order.

Write these decimals from least to Once you’ve written your answer and shown your

greatest on your worksheet as well. work, go ahead and open the envelope.

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#7Great work mateys! Answer the following #5 The pirate captain found these gold

pieces on his ship:

question: Pirate Ira has $43.22. His friend Kristen,

borrowed $15.46. How much money does Pirate Ira The captain gave 1/3 of the coins to his first mate.

From the remaining coins, he gave 1/2 to his second

have now?

Next, take your answer from above, and multiply mate. How many coins did

it by 5.2. Your next envelope will have the answer the captain have left for

to this multiplication problem on it. The envelope

himself?

will be hidden in or around this object filled Once finished, open the next envelope.

with pictures. It’s something fun to read, and

makes your mind richer!

#8 #6

In the previous question, how many coins did the

Which envelope do you need to open first? Answer captain keep for himself? Add that number to the

END of this number:

the problem below. The answer to this question will 23, 572,00__

Now, write the above number in expanded form.

be on the envelope you need to open next.

Dominic has 5 ½ feet of fabric to make a flag. He Once finished, open the next envelope.

cuts off 3 ¾ of the fabric to use for the flag. ©Teresa Kwant, 2017

How much fabric does he

have left over?

#11 #9 Fantastic! You opened the right envelope!

Now, look at the fraction on the next envelope,

Hooray! You found another clue. As you can see, divide that fraction by:

there are three envelopes. Each envelope has a

division problem. Answer each question, and then Once you’ve written your answer

order the quotients from greatest to least. Open and shown your work, go ahead

the envelopes in that order. and open the envelope.

#12 #10

The city library has 763,045 books. What is the Your next clue will be located near somewhere to

value of the digit 6 in this number, and how does it quench your thirst. The answer to the following

question should match the answer on the front of

compare to the digit 3? the envelope: What is the volume of this

rectangular prism?

Once you’ve written your answer 11 inches

and shown your work, go ahead

32 inches

and open the next envelope.

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#15 #13

. Once you solve this problem, go ahead and open

the last envelope. A bakery is having a cookie sale. Look at the number of books at the city library

Look at the number on envelope #15. That is the from question #12. Write that number in expanded

number of cookies sold on a platter. Each box of

cookies, holds 4 platters. The bakery sold 31 boxes form.

of cookies on Monday, 15 boxes on Tuesday, and just

4 boxes on Wednesday. How many cookies did they Once you’ve written your answer

sell in all? and shown your work, go ahead

and open the next envelope.

#16 #14

Ahoy lads and lassies! You are nearing the end of

Congratulations! The end is in sight! Just one more your adventure. To find your next clue, look around

clue must be found before you can escape the the classroom for a machine that changes things

from dull, to a point. Your clue will surely not

capture of the pirates! You’ve been given half of a disappoint. The answer on the envelope must match

treasure map. On the map is half of the answer to the answer to this question:

the problem below. Solve the problem, and then find 5.1 ÷ 0.04

the other half of this map! The map is hidden near

a container to hold things you’ve used, but by the ©Teresa Kwant, 2017

smell of it’s contents, you won’t be amused.

14.25 x 2.3

#1 #1

1 Small envelope

Small envelope #4

#4 0.4

0.045 Small envelope

Small envelope #8

#4 1

0.037 Small envelope

Small envelope #11

#8 465 ÷ 5

4 Small envelope

Small envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#11 #11

2392 ÷ 92 1400 ÷ 40

Small envelope Small envelope

#15 Small envelope

12

Small envelope

Small envelope Small envelope

Small envelope Small envelope

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#1 #1

Small envelope Small envelope

#4 #4

Small envelope Small envelope

#4 #8

Small envelope Small envelope

#8 #11

Small envelope Small envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

#11 #11

Small envelope Small envelope

Small envelope

#15 Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

Small envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

4.57 144.352

Large envelope Large envelope

127.5 2,112 in.3

Large envelope Large envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

Large envelope Large envelope

Large envelope Large envelope

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

32. 775

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

Aye, aye mateys! You made

it! You escaped the

swashbuckling pirates.

You will not be held on

their ship, and will be

allowed home. Great

work!

©Teresa Kwant, 2017

You’ve been captured by a crew of

swashbuckling pirates. They want to take you

and your treasures hostage, and sail off to sea!

You have ______ minutes to escape this ship

before the pirates depart with you on board. You

and your group will begin with card #1 and its

accompanying envelopes. Then, answer all the

question cards and clues provided to make your

way out. Write your answers on your paper, and

keep track of all your

work.

Good luck!

©Teresa Kwant, 2017