Using my favorite new website creator, Weebly, the project was a cinch and is perfect for our upcoming test's review. I first created a fictional scenario (the beloved class website was hacked).
And yes...I added a hacked page to the real class website and hid the actual pages from view (just in case the students checked).
I added a play-by-play animation created using Powtoon featuring a rendition of Mission Impossible (recorded by my amazing brother-in-law).
I then developed five webpages with 2-3 problems on each page. The students can only advance from page to page by entering the hidden code obtained after working each problem correctly.
Here is a close up of the directions the students see on the bottom of each "clue" page:
The "clue" pages were marked as hidden on Weebly...so that only the home page for the math task is visible. In Weebly, I was able to name the pages; they were named according the the answers generated from the review problems. I added "t1" in front of each page so that I will remember the activity was for "Test 1".
After students work through all of the review problems, they are able to enter a guess as to who they think may have hacked our site using Rafflecopter. Whether my Super Sleuths correctly guess the culprit or not, I am more hopeful that this approach to review helps them successfully crack the assessment on test day.