I love the unplugged method of learning to code. Logical reasoning,working collaboratively to solve problems and engaging students to persevere through challenges are skills that all students must acquire as they advance through school and life. The Challenges provided in the //CODE Programming Game Series start at the Beginner Level, and then progress to Intermediate, Advanced and Expert Levels. This product is differentiated so that all students will successfully participate and grow their logical thinking.

— Jeannette A., Florida, GEI Reviewer and Teacher

On The Brink, Ages 8 and up, single player, MSRP: $14.99 Can you keep your robot on the brink? In this hands-on game you get to play programmer building “procedures” that guide your robot along a path from start to finish. There are 40 challenges picturing colored paths. The colors signify moves for your robot to follow. Your job? Finding the correct sequence of moves for each color. To do so you’ll need to flex your problem solving muscles. Beginner challenges introduce sequencing in its simplest form but by the time you reach advanced you’ll be building sequences out of sequences—now that’s thinking like a true programmer!

 

Rover Control, Ages 8 and up, single player, MSRP: $14.99 Prepared for a programming space mission? In this 40-challenge game two Rovers have been sent to explore Mars. The trouble is, the Rovers are programmed to travel on color and most of the pathways were left colorless in a dust storm. You’ll need to call on your critical thinking skills to correctly color the pathways so the Rovers stay on course. Challenges introduce “decision points,” “loops,” and “increment instructions” as you progress–all advanced computational skills that are delicately embedded into a fun play experience and will have you thinking like a true programmer.

 

Robot Repair, Ages 8 and up, single player, MSRP: $14.99 Robot Repair is a hands-on coding game that teaches advanced concepts like “Boolean Logic”— a form of algebra that reduces all values to ‘true’ or ‘false.’ We believe that teaching this concept through play is a revolutionary development in helping to prepare children for STEM learning, and it makes for some really fun gameplay!

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Comments from other GEI teacher reviewers

“This product allows the 21st century student to practice skills that develop critical thinking and problem solving. It is easy to use and assemble, and is an excellent resource in the classroom.”

— Abby W., Pennsylvania, GEI Reviewer and Teacher

“My 5th grade students loved working together to problem solve through each level. They helped each other, grew from mistakes, and challenged themselves. The idea of real world application made them eager to work through the games. This was a great addition to my classroom and I look forward to watching them continue to grow in their understanding of computer coding through these engaging games.”

— Tracy J., North Carolina, GEI Reviewer and Teacher