Catch the Bandit Geometry Escape Room – 5th Grade
⭐ This 5th grade geometry math escape room is a truly immersive experience and themed perfectly for a class of crime tracking enthusiasts! Students navigate their way through the city by completing challenges to help track down a pickpocketing bandit. To catch the bandit, students complete four unique math standards-based challenges. The challenges require students to practice identifying the properties of shapes. Students add their answers to the Bandit Decoding Tool to help them unlock the secret codes and complete each challenge. Students travel to various locations across the city on their way to solving this crime. This resource is a great engaging and low prep activity with printable and digital versions included!
⭐Comes in both digital Google Slides and printable versions, so it’s perfect for classroom and distance learning. In the digital version, the Bandit Decoding 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 “catch the bandit” storyline come together to engage students while developing and enforcing several standards-based mathematics skills.
*Please note: This does include embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. Please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube.
✏️ Digital & Printable Versions – Google Slides/Forms and print versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. The digital version can be used dynamically in the classroom as a presentation while students complete each passage and question set in groups or individually.
✏️ Immersive Experience: Catch the bandit 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 identifying properties of shapes.
✏️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.
5th Grade Catch the Bandit Geometry Escape Room
- Print and Digital Directions
- Neighborhood Crime Watchers Mission Letter
- Challenge #1: Identify properties of shapes to go to the waterfront.
- Challenge #2: Identify properties of shapes to go to Chinatown.
- Challenge #3: Identify properties of shapes to go to the park.
- Challenge #4: Identify properties of shapes to go downtown.
- Catch the Bandit Certificate
- 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.
Please Note: This escape room is similar to the 4th grade version but with problems and skills at a 5th grade level.