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Teachers' Domain: Lure of the Labyrinth

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This video adapted from Maryland Public Television introduces Lure of the Labyrinth, a digital game that helps students develop math skills.
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The Education Arcade at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge—a free online math challenge for grades 6–8. While playing Lure of the Labyrinth, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story. There is no cost to participate in the challenge, which runs from April 1 – June 15, 2012. Formal and informal educators are invited to enroll their students in this unique opportunity to help us all learn more about the role of gaming in the instructional process.
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Lure Of The Labyrinth

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has received a Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant to organize a national math challenge for middle school students. The Challenge is open to teachers, coaches, and youth leaders working with students in grades 6-8 in traditional classroom, virtual learning, or informal learning environments.

 

Within Lure of the Labyrinth, a web-based game, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story. The idea behind the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge (http://lureofthelabyrinth.net) is that small groups of students will collaborate in a safe, teacher-moderated environment to strategize and problem-solve with others. The grant allows us to provide students and educators with chances to win math, technology, and literacy prizes, such as software donated by BrainPop and Fablevision and ThinkPad tablets donated by Lenovo, just for playing.

 

There is no cost to participate in the challenge, which runs from April 1 – June 15, and we highly encourage students to play outside the classroom—at home, in an after-school program, or in the library. (We do, however, have corresponding lessons for in-class use.) We realize that teachers are in the midst of spring testing, so the process is fun and challenging for students, but only a small commitment for teachers.

 

If you are a teacher or youth leader and are interested in enrolling your kids in the Challenge, visit www.lureofthebyrinth.net to subscribe to the Challenge Update.

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Getting Ready to Play!

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Now that the Labyrnth Challenge is open at http://www.lureofthelabyrinth.net,  you may want to get registered and start building your class and team lists. Uploading a spreadsheet containing this information can make the process very simple:

 

1. Open a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel.

 

2. Create the following column headings in this order: (1) Team_Name; (2) Username; (3) Password; (4) Gender; (5) Age; (5) Grade (see image above)

 

3. Assign each of your players in this class to a team ensuring that there are at least and no more than 6 players per team.

 

4. Complete Save out the class file as a tab-delimited text file e.g. ABlock.txt.

 

5. Create a separate file for each class participating in the Challenge.

 

As you develop your lists, it is important to remember that we do not want to be able to identify your students by name. The image above provides one example of how you might easily create generic usernames and passwords.

 

6. Log in to http://www.lureofthelabyrinth.net, click on ADMINISTRATORS TOOL and go to CLASS LISTS

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Lure of the Labyrinth Presentation at VITTA Conference | Playing to ...

Lure of the Labyrinth Presentation at VITTA Conference | Playing to ... | Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge | Scoop.it
In Lure of the Labyrinth, you begin by selecting a pet (mine was an Armadillo named Pete). You then read the comic about how you are walking your pet when it is kidnapped. You follow the kidnapper through the sewers to ...
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Lure of the Labyrinth | Writing and the Web

Lure of the Labyrinth | Writing and the Web | Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge | Scoop.it
Lure of the Labyrinth is a multimodal text combining illustrated comic style text, and problem solving puzzles. The character is on a quest to find their missing pet but must disguise themselves as a monster to fit in and go into ...
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Amanda K EDU315: Lure of the Labyrinth

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Lure of the Labyrinth is a mathematical computer game for middle school pre-algebra students. In this game, students draw connections from math to simulated real life experiences. The game also matches to state standards ...
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Amy's EDU 315 Blog: Lure of the Labyrinth

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Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and ...
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Meghan Desmond: Lure of the Labyrinth

Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle school-pre algebra students. It is a really interesting website that consists of a number of different math based puzzles including an exciting narrative game where students work ...
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Two Weeks Left to Play!

Two Weeks Left to Play! | Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge | Scoop.it

 

Their is still plenty of time left to enroll your middle grades students. Register your teams today at www.lureofthelabyrinth.net!

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Wave II Winners | Next Gen Learning

The Education Arcade at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is a Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant Wave II Winner.

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BrainPOP Community

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Did you miss the recent BrainPOP webinar Play Seriously II?  Check out the chatter about the freedom to play and the #labyrinthchallenge.  Archives of both webinars (March 28, 2012 and April 11, 2012) are available at http://www.brainpop.com/educators/webinars/#Archives

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Teachers' Domain: Lure of the Labyrinth

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New Math & Science Games Added to GameUp - BrainPOP ...

New Math & Science Games Added to GameUp - BrainPOP ... | Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge | Scoop.it
(Filament Games), Three math puzzles from Lure of the Labyrinth, plus Drop Zone; Square Off; Deep Sea Duel; and Primary Krypto, from our friends at NCTM! Please submit your feedback once you've had a chance to play.
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Video Overview of the Game

Maryland Public Television (MPT) and MIT Education Arcade teamed up with FableVision to create Lure of the Labyrinth, an innovative gaming-meets-storytelling...
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Personal Project research: Serious Games reaching today's tech-savvy students in a contemporary way

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Lure of the Labyrinth – Visualising Thinking | Playing to Learn

We are now in our third term of using Lure of the Labyrinth as part of the maths curriculum in the 5/6B classroom this year. We have been able to incorporate one hour per week of game time in our timetable as part of our ...
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