Lure of the Labyrinth's Tasti Pet Communicator (TPC) is a totally cool and utterly essential part of the game (and we do mean "game" - it's only available during game play and not during puzzle play). The TPC has a wide range of uses in Lure of the Labyrinth and can even be helpful in improving your students' literacy skills. We're going to focus here, though, on one very specific aspect of the TPC: in-game communication.|
During their Lure of the Labyrinth game play, students will be able to use the TPC to share all kinds of information with their teammates. However, since all variables are randomly generated each time a student plays a Lure of the Labyrinth puzzle (the questions are always different so the answers are always different), students will not be able to share answers in the game. What they will be able to do, though, is to chat about problem-solving strategies. And we hope that you'll strongly encourage your students to use the TPC for this purpose; brainstorming with teammates around strategies for solving the puzzles is an important aspect of Lure of the Labyrinth and will help players learn how to work with the math content in the game.
So the TPC is, as the young people like to say, "All good," right?
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