2016 K-12 Game-a-thon
Looking for a fun and challenging activity for your students? Show off their math and problem-solving skills by participating in the 3rd annual National K-12 Game-a-thon challenge!
MIND Research Institute is sponsoring the National K-12 Game-a-thon to cultivate and showcase game designs featuring creative and unusual solutions to mathematical problems. Students will launch a life-long love of math as they apply the math they are learning to game-play.
The 2016 K-12 Game-a-thon has officially ended!
Thank you to all the participants for making this year’s challenge a success.
The Top 5 entries will be announced on August 31, 2016.
Click here to view all 2016 game entries.
The 2017 K-12 Game-a-thon will begin January 1, 2017.
Empowering Students to Be Creative
The Game-a-thon challenges students to design, build and share a game that features creative and unusual solutions to mathematical problems. Teams of one or more students, along with a teacher or parent in a coordinator role, can invent card games, board games, apps, outdoor games or anything else that addresses a mathematical topic ranging from counting to irrational numbers to measurement to modeling.
Enter your game today! Just follow these steps.
Design & Build
Work with your student team to design and build a math game.
Join the event on Facebook to share your ideas, progress, and finished games.
Film & Upload
Film a video of the game with a description of how it works, the math concept(s) it explores, and then upload the video to YouTube.
Submit & Share
Submit the video link by completing the K-12 Game-a-thon submission form using the Submit Game Now button below. Help us foster creativity and inspiration by viewing other videos. Select games will be featured at the national Math Fair and the top 5 entries will be inducted into the Game-a-thon Hall of Fame!
This year’s challenge has concluded.
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Each team member will receive a commemorative pin, certificate of participation and original JiJi artwork.
Top 5 Teams
JiJi Trophy, special recognition at Math Fair* and induction into the Game-a-thon Hall of Fame.
* See Game-a-thon guidelines for details
View previous entries here.
Watch this year’s video entries below and celebrate the love of game-based learning and math.
Watch the 2015 entries to get inspired to create!
Watch the 2014 entries to get inspired to create!
Congratulations to our Game-a-thon Hall of Fame teams!
2015 Top 5 Game-a-thon Teams
2014 Top 5 Game-a-thon Teams
Fraction Football by Fantastic Fraction Friends
Myths and Math by Team Griffin
No Fighting Game by Itchy Arm Pit
Math Quest by The Mathematical Beasts
The Math Odyssey by The Number Nauts