About this resource :

This Back To School Escape has me SO excited!!! Why?! Well two challenges are editable and get your students learning about both YOU and your class. Three challenges are basic math brain challenges and three are interchangeable grade level specific challenges for grades 5-8!

This escape is MUCH different than others since it includes editable challenges and challenges that can be swapped based on grade level.


What makes this escape activity different?

This activity does not require the challenges to be completed in any particular order. In order for students to “escape” they simply have to find all 8 codes. This allows for (a) differentiation, (b) removal of challenges for time and (c) the ability for you to only make one copy of each challenge because as groups finish one challenge their next one can be whatever is available.


What is included?

⇢ CCSS and TEKS standard alignment for each grade level

⇢ Clear escape directions

⇢ A digital lock option

⇢ Links to locks/boxes to purchase

⇢ Detailed puzzle teacher information

⇢ 5 cross grade level challenges with prep instructions and materials

⇢ 12 grade level specific challenges that can be used for the last three challenges

⇢ Hint cards for each challenge (PDF format and EDITABLE PPT format)

⇢ Group code sheet

⇢ Student workbook

⇢ End of escape signs and a sign template

⇢ Prize ideas

⇢ Answer keys


Materials Needed

You do not need to spend money on locks and boxes (although that option and links to materials are included). You can simply use manila folders or the included digital lock.

All you will need is scissors and a fastening brad!


Challenges A - E {used for all grades}

Challenge A – EDITABLE - Answer multiple choice teacher created questions about the teacher made syllabus.

Challenge B – Complete a puzzle with information about the teacher

Challenge C – Find the value of images that stand for numbers in four different puzzles.

Challenge D – Complete a word search that contains mathematical terms.

Challenge E – Find missing numbers and operational symbols in a sneaky snake


Challenge Topics by Grade Level

5th Grade Challenges

Challenge F – Completing number sequences

Challenge G – Adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and multiplying fractions and whole numbers. All mixed number answers are expressed as fractions greater than one

Challenge H – Area, perimeter and missing dimensions of squares and rectangles


6th Grade Challenges

Challenge F – Order of operations without exponents

Challenge G – Adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions and mixed numbers and dividing fractions and whole numbers

Challenge H – Measurement conversions – both standard and metric


7th Grade Challenges

Challenge F – Solving one-step equations

Challenge G – Operations with decimals

Challenge H – Area of shapes composed of rectangles and triangles and volume of right rectangular prisms


8th Grade Challenges

Challenge F – Solving two-step and multi-step equations

Challenge G – Proportions and unit rate

Challenge H – Order of operations with decimals and integers



Bundle Information:

This resource is part of the Math Escapes Membership!



Licensing Terms :

By purchasing this product, you own a license for one teacher only for personal use in their own classroom. Licenses are non-transferable and therefore can not be passed from one teacher to another. If the teacher who purchased this license leaves the classroom or changes schools, the license and materials leave with that teacher. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire team, grade level, school or district without purchasing the correct number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal or district interested in transferable licenses that would accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me for a transferable license quote at lindsayperro@gmail.com.


Copyright Information :

© Lindsay Perro. Please note - all material included in this resource belongs to Lindsay Perro Inc. By purchasing, you have a license to use the material but you do not own the material. You may not upload any portion of this resource to the internet in any format, including school/personal websites or network drives unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students, not other teachers or anyone else on the internet.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Escape Info

    • 1 - How to Edit Challenges A, B and Hint Cards

    • 2 - Back To School Math Escape Info

  • 3

    Challenge A

    • 3 - Back to School Escape - CHALLENGE A EDITABLE PIECES

  • 4

    Challenge B

    • 4 - Back to School Escape - CHALLENGE B

    • 4 - Back to School Escape - CHALLENGE B EDITABLE PIECES

  • 5

    Challenge C

    • 5 - Back to School Escape - CHALLENGE C

  • 6

    Challenge D

    • 6 - Back to School Escape - CHALLENGE D

  • 7

    Challenge E

    • 7 - Back to School Escape - CHALLENGE E

  • 8

    Challenges A - E Answer Keys

    • 8 - ANSWER KEYS Back to School Escape - CHALLENGES A, B, C, D and E

  • 9

    5th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 1 - Back To School Math Escape 5th Grade

    • 2 - Back to School Escape - 5th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 3 - ANSWER KEYS Back to School Escape - 5th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 4 - 5th Grade Hint Cards

    • 5 - Back To School Math Escape 5th Grade EDITABLE HINT CARDS

  • 10

    6th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 1 - Back To School Math Escape 6th Grade

    • 2 - Back to School Escape - 6th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 3 - ANSWER KEYS Back to School Escape - 6th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 4 - 6th Grade Hint Cards

    • 5 - Back To School Math Escape 6th Grade EDITABLE HINT CARDS

  • 11

    7th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 1 - Back To School Math Escape 7th Grade

    • 2 - Back to School Escape - 7th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 3 - ANSWER KEYS Back to School Escape - 7th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 4 - 7th Grade Hint Cards

    • 5 - Back to School Escape - 7th Grade EDITABLE Hint Cards

  • 12

    8th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 1 - Back To School Math Escape 8th Grade

    • 2 - Back to School Escape - 8th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 3 - ANSWER KEYS Back to School Escape - 8th Grade CHALLENGES F, G and H

    • 4 - 8th Grade Hint Cards

    • 5 - Back to School Escape - EDITABLE 8th Grade Hint Cards

  • 13

    Math Escapes Completion Signs

    • 13 - Math Escapes Completion Signs

    • 14 - Completion Sign Template