How to Apply Gamification Techniques to Design a Gaming Environment for Algebra Concepts

  • Usef Faghihi
  • Donald Aguilar
  • David Chatman
  • Nicholas Gautier
  • Jeffrey Gholson
  • Justin Gholson
  • Melvin Lipka
  • Robert Dill
  • Philippe Fournier-Viger
  • Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 180)

Abstract

Applying game-like mechanics in non-game software is a technique known as gamification. Gaming environments have been used to teach mathematical topics such as addition and division in a fun manner. However, given the difficulty of mathematical concepts, especially at the college level, it is very difficult to make software that can be considered both a video game and a teaching tool. Past game work in mathematics has mainly been the creation of puzzle games for primitive concepts such as addition. Our aim with this work is to show how we can build a type of entertainment software that allows users to learn mathematical concepts through play and investigate whether this type of game can help reduce players stress.

Keywords

Gamification Artificial intelligence Tutoring systems Gamifing mathematics’ concepts 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Usef Faghihi
    • 1
  • Donald Aguilar
    • 2
  • David Chatman
    • 2
  • Nicholas Gautier
    • 2
  • Jeffrey Gholson
    • 2
  • Justin Gholson
    • 2
  • Melvin Lipka
    • 2
  • Robert Dill
    • 2
  • Philippe Fournier-Viger
    • 3
  • Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computing and TechnologyCameron UniversityLawtonUSA
  3. 3.School of Natural Sciences and HumanitiesHarbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate SchoolShenzhenChina
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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