a collection by Jason Ermer · last updated 2024-07-29 17:34:04

The *Math Mysteries* are a collection of mathematical classroom games with escape room-style puzzle elements.

Each game has a unique narrative and setting that frames the main objective, for example: identifying the cheating card player in the western-inspired "Outlaws of Crooked Gulch", or deciphering the supercomputer password onboard a sci-fi space station in "Robot Reboot".

To unravel the mystery, players gather and interpret clues. One step of this process requires completing a mathematical practice puzzle to construct an important piece of evidence. Multiple math topics are available for each Math Mystery (see below).

But the exploration doesn't stop there! In addition to a bit of math practice, players will have to use other logical reasoning and problem solving skills to unravel the larger puzzle and solve the mystery.

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*Plug-and-play math topics include: percentages, inequalities, or trigonometry on the unit circle*

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*Plug-and-play math topics include: scientific notation, linear function forms, and rational algebraic expressions*

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*Plug-and-play math topics include: decimal division, polynomial multiplication, and absolute value equations*

Math Mystery

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*Plug-and-play math topics include: fraction operations, simplifying radicals, and complex number operations*

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*Plug-and-play math topics include: integer expressions, slope of a line, and vertex of a parabola*

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*Plug-and-play math topics include: multiplication facts, exponent products, or rational exponents*

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*Plug-and-play math topics include: natural number expressions, linear equations, and logarithms*

Math Mystery

Jason Ermer says

*This game's p**uzzles about patterns and logical reasoning make it appropriate for a variety of young mathematicians!*