Multiplication & Division – 3rd Grade Math “Mermaid” Escape Room
⭐ This 3rd grade math escape room is a truly immersive experience and themed perfect for your class! Students complete challenges to help the fisherman get back his wallet from the mermaid who found it. To complete these challenges, students work through four math problem sets where they practice determining unknown whole numbers in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. Students add their answers to the Mermaid 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 Mermaid 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 mermaid storyline come together to engage students while developing, enforcing, and reviewing multiplication & division 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 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: Mermaid-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 determining unknown whole numbers in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
✏️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.
- Print and Digital Directions
- Challenge #1: Find the missing factors to get the seashells.
- Challenge #2: Find the missing divisors and dividends to get the fish eggs.
- Challenge #3: Multiply by tens to get the pearls.
- Challenge #4: Solve the word problems to get the doubloons.
- Mermaid Escape Room 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.