Add and Subtract Standard Algorithm – 4th Grade Escape Room – Print & Digital



Add and Subtract Standard Algorithm – 4th Grade Music Escape Room

⭐ This 4th grade math escape room is a truly immersive experience and themed perfectly for a class of music enthusiasts! Students complete challenges to get musical instruments such as the piano, guitar, fiddle, and turntable. To complete these challenges students work through four math problem sets where they practice fluently adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. Students add their answers to the Music Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret codes and complete each challenge. This resource is highly engaging and a low prep activity with printable and digital formats both included!


⭐Comes in both digital Google Slides and printable formats, so it’s perfect for classroom and distance learning. In the digital format, the Music Decoder Tool is a Google Sheet that self-corrects and tells each student when they can continue to the next challenge.


⭐ Integrated videos, thematic items, and a storyline come together to engage students while developing, enforcing, and reviewing add & subtract multi-digit whole numbers skills.


*Please note: This does include embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. Please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube.


Key Features:

✏️ Digital & Printable Versions – Google Slides/Forms and print formats make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. The digital format can be used dynamically in the classroom as a presentation while students complete each passage and question set in groups or individually.


✏️ Immersive Experience: Music-themed, dynamic challenges, and engaging videos provide positive reinforcement and keep students engaged and focused.


✏️Skill Focused: Each question set was written to focus on the key mathematics skills of adding & subtracting multi-digit whole numbers.


✏️Scaffolded Challenges: Challenges increase in difficulty as students progress through the escape room.


✏️No Prep/ Low Prep: Digital version requires NO PREP. The printable version is low prep: Just print the pages, place them in folders, and go. The printable version has the option to incorporate technology and videos through QR codes.


What’s Included:

4th Grade Add & Subtract Standard Algorithm “Music” Escape Room

  • Print and Digital Directions
  • Challenge #1: Solve the addition and subtraction problems to get the piano.
  • Challenge #2: Find the addition and subtraction errors to get the guitar.
  • Challenge #3: Solve the word problems to get the fiddle.
  • Challenge #4: Solve the word problems to get the turntable.
  • Ooops Cards
  • Recording Brochure
  • Answer Key


Digital Version Links

  • Google Slides Link for Digital Escape Room
  • Google Forms Link for Decoding Tool


Take a closer look at what this resource looks like in this video preview.


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