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Learning Abstract Symbolic Mathematics Through Digital Games

Samaei, Afrooz (2018) Learning Abstract Symbolic Mathematics Through Digital Games. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Samaei, Afrooz
Abstract:

Video games are extremely engaging experiences that could offer a productive learning environment to better understand concepts that are challenging to grasp within a traditional classroom setting. Mathematics provides one example of such a subject due to its high level of abstraction. Learning mathematics has long been a challenge for students, and a source of concern for educators. A considerable number of video games have been developed to teach basic mathematical concepts, yet, teaching more advanced mathematics remains a major challenge. This research explored ways to incorporate math education in video games, focusing on modeling concepts from high school mathematics. The goal of this research was to make a series of prototype games that act as extrinsic motivational tools to help students engage more effectively with abstract mathematical concepts. The intent was to help students understand the applications of those concepts by putting them into practice within a game environment.

Keywords: Video Games, Digital Games, Educational Games, Abstract Symbolic Mathematics, High School Mathematics, Learning Through Games, Design Research

Date: April 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Video Games, Digital Games, Educational Games, Abstract Symbolic Mathematics, High School Mathematics, Learning Through Games, Design Research
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 13:10
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2318

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