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Escape from Antcatraz

An incarcerated ant needs help escaping from Antcatraz. Primary graders abet his escape by creating a path through the anthill to freedom.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups see how many pathways they can find and award prizes for the shortest and the longest
Classroom Considerations

  • Chart various pathways of escape before presenting the worksheet to class members
Pros

  • The exercise encourages critical thinking and problem solving
Cons

  • Some learners may find the directions confusing
  • Although a "Big Fat Hint" is provided, no answer key is included