Synthesis Week 4/8

A friendly reminder that we now have weekly Play times on Mondays from 10am-12pm PT and Fridays from 1pm-3pm PT.

We have an update to Polis to explore and a new series of Discussion topics this week.

对于 Synthesis 导师系统,我们本周为您的孩子开设了一些新的课程,包括:点击毁 Dot Destruction 和 点分割 Dot Division。
For the Tutor, we have some new lessons for your child to dive into this week.

游戏 | Play
城邦 | Polis

详情 | Details

Last week’s Hyperball Trophy was won by “Unnamed Planet Y,” which will be unnamed no longer. Students in this house will vote to name it during this week’s sessions (see video for more).

四月份,所有的家族都将得到他们的官方名称,由学生选择,以让他们拥有自己社区的所有权。为了平衡超级球 Hyperball 的快节奏和快速转变,本周的游戏是城邦,这是一个资源管理和城市建设的游戏。所需的思考更为深思熟虑,游戏需要更长的时间才能展开。毕竟,生活中的问题不是固定模式的,Synthesis的体验也不是。
In April, all houses will get their official names, chosen by students, to give them ownership of their community. To balance the fast pace and quick pivots of Hyperball, this week’s game is Polis, the game of resource management and city-building. The thinking required is more deliberate, and the game takes longer to unfold. After all, life’s problems don’t come in a standard size, and neither do Synthesis experiences.

模式:⚪竞争 🟢合作

GAME: Polis
SCENARIO: 5 Challenges
MODE: ⚪Competitive 🟢Collaborative
Information Analysis
Second-Order Thinking
Cause and Effect

反思 | Post-play

Here are some follow-up reflection questions, in case you’d like to discuss the experience with your child.

  • 城邦的节奏与其他Synthesis游戏相比如何?你的大脑活动感觉有何不同?
    How is the pace of Polis compared to other Synthesis games? Did your brain activity feel different?
  • 城邦与现实生活有什么联系?
    What are the connections between Polis and real life?

任务简报 | Mission Brief

讨论 | Discussions

三思而后行 | Look Before You Leap

Polis simulates real-life challenges that require managing extensive information. In this week’s Discussion session, students will be intentionally exposed to “information overload” in order to observe the impact on their decision-making processes. The exercise begins with straightforward scenarios, such as deciding whether to purchase a car, and progressively introduces additional layers of complexity.

As in Polis and in life, teams will have to evaluate and organize information to arrive at an optimal decision.