I have been using these boxes for year 6 transition afternoons and they have been very successful. Students work together in groups to solve the clues to open the padlocks. Some students have a system and work through methodically. Some just sitting trying out combinations – usually getting frustrated.
The boxes are from The Works and cost £35 for 10
The hasp and lock are £1.29 from the Range
The padlocks are 2 for £1 from Poundland
I have included the tasks I have used but as the combinations can be changed, I intend to alter these.
I have also varied what goes into the box, prizes include; chocolate, certificates, more problems to solve,