Lauren Fulton Math

Transformations Activity - Escape Room!


In this Transformations Escape Room Activity, students find themselves hired by a crazy girlfriend to solve the puzzles her boyfriend created for her and find their way out of the room! To escape in this activity, they must solve multiple types of transformation problems, including translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations!

Students will work together at three different stations to find hidden QR codes & clues and ultimately solve for the combination code that will unlock the door!

Students must solve for x and y values of coordinates or shapes that have undergone transformations. Students should have a solid knowledge of graphical and algebraic representations of dilations, rotations, reflections, and translations before attempting this activity. Makes a great end-of-unit review!!

Included in This Download:

(1) PowerPoint with Story & Mission for Students

(3) QR Code Stations w/ student worksheets

(1) Transformation Guide w/ access to Set-up Instruction Video

(1) Full Key

**Highly recommend purchasing a 4-digit combination lock, but an alternative is suggested in the Transformation Guide**

This highly engaging activity will require some set-up and is not a "print & go" game. Teacher prep will require cutting out & taping up QR codes, setting up 3 stations, cutting out 6 cards and placing them in 6 envelopes, acquiring & setting up a 4-digit combination lock, and I highly recommend watching the set-up instructional video & reading all directions.

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Total Pages: 32 pages
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 50 minutes
I printed and laminated two copies of everything (in two different colors), split the class into two groups, and made it into a competition. The students really got into it! There were a few places where they weren't really sure what to do, but that's all part of an escape room!

Definitely watch the video before setting this one up! (I disagree that this escape room is VERY THEMATIC, as claimed in the video. That didn't take away from the fun my students had, though.) - Anne L.