Skip to content # Locked Out: A Breakout Box Session for Your Circle

## Activity Guide

# This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.

## More Resources

Adams, Kimberly. Farrior, Donna. (2022). Locked Out: A Breakout Box Session for Your Circle. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/locked-out

Contributor(s): Donna Farrior, Kimberly Adams

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- Activity Description
- Topics Covered
- Session Styles
- Mathematical Practices

Escape Rooms and “Bomb Disposal” activities are growing in popularity as a form of team building and entertainment. This session blends the two ideas to create a cooperative math activity where the challenge is to solve math problems whose solutions generate combinations to open a locked box. The math problems can be selected to fit any audience, and the activity appeals to problem solvers of all ages.