Board Game Frenzy

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What is your favorite board game? The problems below are based on popular games that can be played at home, within your classroom, or as part of family math nights at your school. We encourage you to send these problems home with students to promote mathematics learning with family members and peers outside the classroom. We recognize that these games may not be available in every classroom; you may want to display game board images on an interactive whiteboard in the classroom and as handouts for students to take home.

Contributor Notes

Amber Simpson,, is a visiting research associate at Indiana University. She is interested in understanding how individuals identify or disidentify with STEM-related fields.

Jodi Monroe,

Janel Raquet,, are teachers of secondary mathematics (grades 9–12) in South Carolina. Monroe is interested in engaging all students in mathematics.

Edited by Sandra M. Linder, PhD,, an assistant professor of early childhood mathematics education at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Email problem collections for the editor to consider for future Math by the Month columns. See submission guidelines at Email creative solutions and adapted problems to for potential publication, noting Readers Exchange in the subject line.

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