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Frequently Asked Questions
Using The Lost Function
Help with the Website
Help with the Game
Help with School Accounts, Classes, and Reports
FAQs for Players
Q: What materials do I need while playing the game?
Q: How many questions do I have to answer correctly to proceed past a character?
A: In general, you must correctly answer 80% of the questions in a set of Mysterious Math Problems to proceed past this component of a character’s assessment. If more than one skill is included within the Mysterious Math Problems, you must answer 80% or higher correctly for each skill.You must always answer a character’s final Challenge Question (real-life scenario related to the story) correctly before you may proceed to the next character.
Q: There were originally a lot of questions in the Mysterious Math Problems; however, about halfway through, I missed several questions and had to use the tablet. When I came back to retry the Mysterious Math problems, there weren't as many questions -- what’s going on?
A: Some Mysterious Math Problems sections are composed of multiple skills. For example, the 15 questions may be comprised of 5 questions testing 3 different skills. If you pass one skill (by scoring at least 80% or better) and then miss too many questions on the second skill, you will be credited for the skill(s) already passed upon restarting the Mysterious Math Problems.
Q: If I miss a character’s final Challenge Question, do I have to start the entire section over again, including the Mysterious Math Problems?
A: No. Once you have successfully completed the Mysterious Math Problems (by scoring at least 80% or higher for each skill), you progress on to the Challenge Question. If you answer the Challenge Question incorrectly, you may simply try to answer the question again.
Q: Do I have to watch the video and read the lesson text for each challenge, or do they contain identical information?
A: The videos and lesson texts contain similar information; you may choose to read the lesson text, watch the videos, or do both.
Q: What can I do if I don’t know how to do a problem?
A: If you are just beginning a challenge, you can click on the “New Material” button located in the upper left hand corner of the assessment question display. This button will take you to a practice problem that is very similar to the assessment question you are having trouble with, and the in-game tutor will walk you through the steps on how to solve the problem. If you are stuck on a question while in the middle of a challenge, you can click the “Need Help?” button that is located in the upper right corner of the assessment question display. This button will link you to a practice problem that is very similar to the assessment question you are having trouble with. If you would like additional help after completing the guided practice problem, you can choose to watch a related video or read through a lesson on the given topic.
Q: Can I go back and review material from previous units in the tablet?
A: Yes, you can. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click on the tablet.
- Click on the index button in the lower left hand corner.
- Click on the unit you would like to review.
- Click on the individual lesson you would like to review; these are listed in blue links in the upper right-hand corner.
Q: Can I go back and replay characters’ challenges to review?
A: Yes. You have the ability to click on any of the eight levels that you wish to review. For example, you may wish to review Level 8 – Graphing. Once you click on that level, a list of all the quests (by title) pops up, quests 8.1.-8.17. You simply click play to start playing a specific quest.
Q: How do I move my character?
A: There are two options: Hold down W to move forward, A to move left, and D to move right.
Or, simply use the standard arrow keys.
Q: My character is walking very slowly. Can he/she run?
A: Yes, hold the shift key while you are moving, and your character will run.
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Q: Can Pi jump?
A: Not at this time, but we are developing this feature for inclusion in future versions of the game.
Q: What are kernels, and what can I use them for?
Q: How many levels are in the game?
A: At the moment there are nine levels in the game; however, one more level will soon be added.
Q: Can I change my character during game play?
A: Yes! Follow these steps to change your character:
- Click on the Tools icon in the lower right corner of the game.
- Click on Character Selection.
- Choose your new character.
- Click Continue.
Q: Will there be voiceovers for character dialogue?
A: We are currently raising funds to add voiceover into the game for all character dialogue. Go to our Kickstarter Page to help us reach our funding goal. The faster we reach the goal the sooner we can get the voiceover into the game.
Q: Is there an in-game calculator?
A: Not right now. We recommend using a four-function or graphing calculator while playing the game.
Q: What is the highest Chicken Chase score so far?
A: The highest score we know of is currently 68 chickens. Eventually, we plan on including a leadership board so that students can compete against each other.
FAQs for Teachers using The Lost Function in the Classroom
Q: Is there a listing of the skills taught in the Online Learning Content tool and Lost Function Video Game
A: You can download a PDF file of all Skill Lessons in the Online Learning Content tool and Lost Function Video Game. The comprehensive listing summerizes the topic areas (unit), the skills, and the learning resources to include videos, narrative lessons, the number of guided practice problems, and the number of assessment problems. Select this link to download: Skill Lessons Listing
Q: What is the Teacher Portal and how can it help me?
A: The Teacher Portal provides the capability to create classes, populate classes with students, which automatically creates a username and password for each student, and view class-level and individual student progress and performance reports. For a brief introduction to the Teacher Portal and how to use it go to: Teacher Portal Description
Q: Why can’t I log in to the Teacher Portal?
A: You must create a teacher username and password on the website, www.atltgames.com, before you can access your Class Lists and see student performance.
Q: When I log into my Teacher Portal, there are no Class Lists available. Why?
A: Contact your Account Administrator (usually a Computer Resource Specialist) who is responsible for setting up your class lists. It is possible that your Account Administrator did not set you up as an Instructor that is matched to a particular Class List of students. If you are unaware of who the Account Administrator is, please contact email@example.com.
Q: How do I determine the total number of required accounts for a school?
A: The total number of required accounts for a school is:
the total number of teacher accounts + the total number of student accounts + the total number of administrator accounts for the school (usually the Computer Resource Specialist).
Ex: 50 Students + 10 Teachers + 1 Administrator = 61 Total Number of Required Accounts
Q: Will students have access to the game at home using the school’s license?
A: No, in accordance with our licensing agreement with your school, the school’s license is meant only to be used at school. However, if you feel that a student could benefit from playing the game at home, please recommend that his/her parents purchase an individual license at www.atltgames.com.