Math Game Design


Create your own math game to help you and your friends learn math concepts such as probability and chance.

This Short Course is part of our Game Design Fundamentals Package, a set of nine courses that are perfect for embedding into middle and high school courses, or using in summer camps and after school programs.



Students will be able to…

  • Define the four elements of game design: mechanics, story, aesthetics, and technology
  • Design a math game prototype
  • Develop a design document that explains the game elements
  • Playtest, iterate, and present a final version of a game

Total Completion Time

Approximately 15 Hours

Student Work

Here are some examples of the work that students will complete in this course:


Inside Math Game Design

Inside MGD


Course Documents

Materials & Games

  • Basic art supplies such as construction paper, markers, colored pencils, scissors, tape, glue, rulers, straws, masking tape, and cardboard
  • Playing cards (one deck per two students)
  • Dice (two six-sided dice per student)

Software and Hardware Specs

sc baseline tech specs

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