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.

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.

### So how does this new collaborative math review game work?

__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.

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!

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.

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

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