cooperative games for friends, families, and professional teams
I lead interactive storytelling and roleplaying experiences in which participants must work together to undertake an epic quest to solve puzzles, find treasure, defeat monsters, and save the day.
Akin to "escape the room" games, my adventure sessions provide excellent opportunities for creative problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and imaginative play.
No prior experience with roleplaying games is required; these adventures often use my original tabletop storytelling game, Chronicles of the Everflame Collective, which was designed for younger players and beginners of all ages.
If you would like to explore some of my fantasy adventures independently, or with a group of your own friends, family, or students, then check out my "choose your own adventure" style adventures, the Quests of Epic Proportions.
Energizing, flexible, and dynamic, Jason unlocks the magic and creates opportunities for everybody at his table to experience success.
engaging learning experiences for individuals and small groups
I work with young people and adults to support mathematical flourishing and celebrate the joy of mathematical exploration and discovery.
Over my years as a professional educator, I have curated a collection of rich mathematical tasks which invite creativity, curiosity, and a sense of play while also offering opportunities for deep and rigorous mathematical thinking. For example, check out my quirky mathematical adventure story, The Arithmetiquities!
My intent is always to bring a welcoming and exploratory instructional style, allowing every participant to feel successful, regardless of their confidence level with mathematics.
If you would like to explore some of my mathematical puzzles independently, or with a group of your own friends, family, or students, then check out my video-based puzzle collection at Collaborative Mathematics.
Thank you again for all that you do to make learning mathematics a positive experience for kids. We really appreciate the amazing way you connect with them and your communication style.
Equal parts storyteller, teacher, and mathematician, Jason Ermer (he/him) was once lovingly voted “most likely to lead children to their fictional doom.”
He has for years been smashing together his passions for computer programming, mathematics, and fantasy adventure in countless permutations. His greatest joy is in crafting interactive problem-solving experiences to challenge, entertain, and delight his audience.
Jason has two decades of experience as a professional educator, having worked both in the USA and Norway as a secondary mathematics teacher, a leader of professional development for in-service mathematics and science teachers, and a teacher-educator at the University of Texas, where he won a Teaching Excellence Award for his work as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Natural Sciences.
For more information about Jason and his various projects, please visit jasonermer.com.