Using Graphic Organizers
While you are introducing your students to a Lure of the Labyrinth puzzle, consider offering them a graphic organizer to help organize their thoughts. |
As you know, some of the Lure of the Labyrinth's puzzles require that players simultaneously juggle quite a bit of information in order to solve them. Some students will take this in stride, figuring it all out in their heads. Others may need the kind of enhanced scratch paper that a graphic organizer is.
These organizers mirror the screen students will see as they play each puzzle. They are a "go-with," not an "instead of." They give students who are so inclined a place to think things through before they commit to entering data on the puzzle. They can also provide a handy place for working through other calculations that are part of the puzzle.
Graphic organizers can also help you observe the processes students went through as they worked with the puzzle. This could be helpful in analyzing their errors to see where else you can help them in future lessons.