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.
Let them know that respected organizations like the National Science Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation think digital games can be great learning tools. And then lead them to these articles that offer strong support for the use of games in the classroom.
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.