Voyage to the Treasure! collaborative math games

Are you looking for a fun math game that students can play to review what they have learned in class? Voyage to the Treasure! is a new collaborative math game where students work together to beat the Math Monster to the treasure! The directions are easy in this low-prep math game. Voyage to the Treasure! works great as a math review, a day when students have a sub or as a math center.

My friend Alex from Middle School Math Man and I have been working together on a new collaborative math game series called Voyage to the Treasure! 

In this game, students work together to beat the board's Math Monster and get to the treasure first.

Voyage to the Treasure! game pieces - 3 Voyager ships and Math Monster!
3 Voyager ships and Math Monster!

Voyage to the Treasure! math games are collaborative. Students are on the same team. Students work together to beat the board's Math Monster, which builds teamwork, community and gets students talking with each other about their math. 

Are you looking for a fun math game that students can play to review what they have learned in class? Voyage to the Treasure! is a new collaborative math game where students work together to beat the Math Monster to the treasure! The directions are easy in this low-prep math game. Voyage to the Treasure! works great as a math review, a day when students have a sub or as a math center.

So how does this new collaborative math review game work?


Voyage to the Treasure! math game - game board, game pieces, problem cards and answer bank shown here

Setup:

⦁Place 3 Voyager ships and Math Monster on their start spots.

⦁Place MAP on its placement.

Place problem cards face down next to game board.

⦁Cut out 2 Answer Banks to use during game.

Use paperclip and pencil to spin spinner.

Voyage to the Treasure! game set up and how to play
Student Direction Sheet

How to Play:

The main idea behind this game is that students are on the same team. They are working together to beat Math Monster to the treasure. Students take turns spinning solving and moving all of the Voyager ships to get them all to the treasure before Math Monster.

Here is a short video that shows an example game:


1: Spin the spinner, move that many spaces. Land on Math Monster? He moves 2 spaces!

2: Take a card, solve its problem.

3: Check answer in the answer bank (no cheating!).

4: Check KEY for the symbol you landed on and move again! (this time move only if problem was solved correctly).

5: Take turns spinning and moving all Voyagers. Leave no Voyager behind!

6: Be sure to pick up the MAP by landing on it and correctly solving a problem.

Strategize well so that all Voyagers get to the treasure before Math Monster!

Here is the answer bank for the Voyage to the Treasure! math game. Students are in charge of checking their own answers as they play the game together.
Answer Bank
Once the game is over, students can complete a peer evaluation form to make sure everyone put in their fair share of the work.

Ideas for differentiating:

Students are in charge of moving 3 Voyager ships through the game board to the treasure. If you think this is too much for some of your students, 2 Voyagers can be used instead of 3. 

Also, problem cards can be removed from the deck.

In this photo can be seen the game board, game pieces, answer banks, directions to play, problem cards and peer scoring rubric

You can check out all of the Voyage to the Treasure! math games we have made so far here:




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Voyage to the Treasure! is a new collaborative math game series for middle school and high school math students. Students work together to beat the game's board and beat the Math Monster to the treasure! This fun math game comes with cards (30), a game board, an answer bank for students to self-check their answers, game pieces, optional student worksheets, a peer scoring rubric. #mathgames


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