In the Employee Lounge game, the monster boss desires a snack, and players need to figure out how much items cost in the vending machine. This requires students to solve problems using algebraic representation. As your students explore the game and develop strategies, help them make mathematical connections. Each turn can be written and evaluated as an algebraic expression. In the Employee Cafeteria game, students enter the cafeteria of the Labyrinth, where hungry monsters come to feed. Players must figure out what the monsters want to eat by using their knowledge of proportions, ratios, multiplication, division, and prime numbers.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore mathematical concepts. They will describe, represent, and apply numbers using mental strategies, paper/pencil and technology through an online game. Students will also evaluate algebraic expressions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »