As students explore the Gate game, encourage them to think about their strategies and what they’re learning through game play using strong questions. For example, you might ask:

  • What do you like about this game?
  • What are some things that make this game challenging?
  • What strategies have you used to make the game easier?
  • What is the best way to place your hands on the keyboard?
  • What math do you see in this game so far?
  • Did you notice the number line on the bottom of the screen and the scale under the character? How did these change as you built the numbers?
  • How do the later levels in Gate get more challenging?
  • What are some strategies you have used to build numbers more efficiently?
  • How is multiplication used in the later levels of game play?
  • What are some strategies you can share with your classmates about using multiplication, especially with decimals?
  • What did you learn about place value or building numbers that you didn’t know before playing the game?

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