Enter the Labyrinth Challenge!

Lab Chal

If you joined us for either of our recent Play Seriously: The MIT Education Arcade webinars, you already know a bit about The Labyrinth Challenge.  For those of you who may have missed the webinars or need a little refresher, we want to take a moment to share the details of this exciting opportunity. It’s a national math challenge for middle school students, centering on the educational game Lure of the Labyrinth. Teachers, coaches, and youth leaders, enroll teams of your students for free through June 15th.
 
You know that it’s not always easy to engage middle schoolers. But couching key lessons in game play is a great way to reach them: advancing from one level to another in “Lure of the Labyrinth” requires students to apply their understanding of various mathematical concepts. Plus, the game meets Common Core standards and allows teachers to assess student understanding through the game’s built-in assessment tools. With data and reports that are automatically generated through game play, teachers can document student progress and guide math instruction in the classroom.
 
Head on over to our very own GameUp for a sampling of some Lure of the Labyrinth puzzles.  Students and educators who participate in the challenge will have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a BrainPOP subscription, Lenovo Thinkpad tablet, and even a trip to visit Boston and MIT in Cambridge, MA!  The Challenge is a perfect end-of-year activity to encourage a collaborative classroom environment.  Are you and your students up for the challenge? Register today!  And, follow the Challenge and share your experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #labyrinthchallenge.