Breakout EDU allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas. Breakout EDU games can be used to teach a variety of academic standards and provides students an opportunity to exercise soft skills.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Breakout EDU games address many Common Core standards. Specificaly, games are great for hitting the CCSS Math Practices and ELA Anchor Standards.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
ELA Anchor Standards - Key Ideas and Details
- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
- Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
- Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Breakout EDU games can be aligned to a variety of state academic standards. Each Breakout EDU game is designed for a specific academic topic.
The example below shows the different collections of math games you'll find on the Breakout EDU Platform. You can see the full list of game topics here.
113.42. World History Studies (3) History (State of Texas History Standard)
The student understands the contributions and influence of classical civilizations from 500 BC to AD 600 on subsequent civilizations. The student is expected to: (B) explain the impact of the fall of Rome on Western Europe.
SOFT SKILLS / 4Cs
Breakout EDU games transfer the ownership of learning from the instructor to the student, making it easy to observe how learners approach problem solving and apply their knowledge.
A Breakout EDU game provides learners with many opportunities to fail forward. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces the player to try again.
In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, all Breakout EDU games require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
The Reflection Cards (pictured above) are included in each Breakout EDU kit and are used to faciltation a team discussion where the players reflect on their experience playing the game and evaluate the learning the took place.