## Archive for May 11, 2012

### Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge

Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital math game for middle school students. It contains math challenges in a graphic-novel setting, and players work to find their lost pet in a strange world! The designers of the game boast that “the game gives students a chance to actually think like mathematicians.”

LotL is a great game, and I’d like to share some info with you that I received today.

The Education Arcade at MIT has announced the **Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge**, a free online math challenge for grades 6–8. Students and educators have many chances to win prizes such as Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets, books, and technology tools like subscriptions to BrainPop just for playing.

There is no cost to participate in the challenge, which runs through June 15. Since the game is web-based, students can play at home or at school, in the classroom, computer lab, library, or after-school program. Students can play as little or as much as they want — and best of all, they will have continued access to the game over the summer to help avoid that inevitable “brain drain.”

Visit http://lureofthelabyrinth.net to sign-up for the challenge!