Track C-1 Descriptions

Vexing Variables

Vexing Variables will be an assortment of emoji math puzzles that will introduce the kids to several ways to "solve for x" using substitution, elimination, and more.  

Five-room Dungeon Design

Designing a small, self-contained Dungeons and Dragons dungeon for role playing games. Includes writing details for making a good villain, getting a good hook for the players, game mechanics & challenges, and expectations. Will also include a day to draw out the dungeon on graph paper. 


A podcast is a digital broadcast made available on the Internet. The word “podcast” is derived from “pod” as in Apple’s iPod, the popular portable audio player, and “cast” from “broadcast”, meaning “to transmit for general or public use.” ~Learning Times. In this class, students will have a unique opportunity to work with MSU’s radio station IMPACT 89FM to develop their own podcast. They will work with the IMPACT staff to develop a podcasting topic, learn about interviewing, develop artwork with one of the graphic designers, record the audio, edit using audio software, and how to post it to their social media.