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Math Game(s) - an alternative (approach) to teaching math?

Ruttkay, Z.M.; Eliens, A.P.W.; Breitlauch, L.;
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  • Published: 26 Nov 2009
  • Publisher: EUROSIS
  • Country: Netherlands
Getting students to read, digest and practice material is difficult in any discipline, but even more so for math, since many students have to cope with motivational problems and feelings of inadequacy, often due to prior unsuccesful training and teaching methods. In this paper we look at the opportunities offered by computer graphics, visual programming and game design as an alternative for traditional methods of teaching mathemathics. In particular, games may be deployed both as intruments to drill concepts and skills, but in addition as a way to identify challenges and possible strategies for solving problems in the mathematical domain. Our, perhaps somewhat opti...
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