**Teaching with a Purpose**

” For the past few years, I have been teaching college classes for math majors to make students aware of how the mathematical topics they are learning can be found in “every day” activities, like tabletop games. I am writing a book that reflects on my experiences with this material, and Project L will be included because it is a popular and enjoyable game that connects to several mathematical topics. A common pursuit in mathematics is counting objects of a particular type, and various mathematicians have worked on counting polyominoes (the tiles and shapes used in Project L).”