Lure of the Labyrinth
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.

Playing Lure of the Labyrinth will introduce students to some core ideas in your pre-algebra curriculum. However, it will be most useful in preparing students for your more formal classroom presentation of its math content.

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In Lure of the Labyrinth, students are experiencing mathematics in a different way than they usually do in your classroom. But they are building strong connections that can be the basis for going further when you bring that experience into your classroom. That's why we think that playing the game first and then connecting that experience to your curriculum is the most powerful way to use the game and the materials in this guide.

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See how Maryland teachers are effectively bringing this game directly into their classrooms so that you can do the same.