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Collaborative Problem-Solving: Grade 10 Math Escape Room Experience

This week, Ms. McGill’s Grade 10 math students engaged in an interactive escape room challenge as part of their Culminating Task. Divided into groups of 4 or 5, students tackled a series of seven puzzles closely aligned with their course material.

The challenge was to solve these puzzles within a time limit of 60 minutes. Covering various math topics such as trigonometry, linear systems, geometry, and quadratic relations, the puzzles required students to apply their mathematical knowledge in a practical setting.

Throughout the activity, teamwork played a crucial role as students collaborated to decipher clues and devise solutions. Effective communication and strategic planning were necessary for success as teams worked together to overcome each obstacle.

While the escape room provided a unique opportunity for hands-on learning, students approached the challenge with a mix of concentration and determination. It offered a practical way to reinforce course concepts in a different context.

Reflecting on the experience, students appreciated the opportunity to apply their math skills outside of the traditional classroom environment. Although the activity didn't elicit extreme enthusiasm, it provided a valuable learning experience and encouraged collaboration among peers.

Overall, the escape room challenge served as a practical extension of the Grade 10 math curriculum, offering students an opportunity to engage with course material in a dynamic and interactive manner.

Congratulations to all the Grade 10 math students for their effort and collaboration during the escape room challenge!
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