Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and save the world from monsters! Linked to both Common Core and national (NCTM) standards, the game gives students a chance to actually think like mathematicians.
What's the difference between playing Lure of the Labyrinth as a game and playing its puzzles as standalone activities?
Playing Lure of the Labyrinth as a game is our preference because it uses all the power of game play to engage kids deeply in its math content. There are, however, also many good uses of puzzle play. You can learn more here.
A professional development video for prealgebra teachers
See how Maryland teachers are effectively bringing this game directly into their classrooms so that you can do the same.