How to Apply Gamification Techniques to Design a Gaming Environment for Algebra Concepts
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.
KeywordsGamification Artificial intelligence Tutoring systems Gamifing mathematics’ concepts
We wish to thank Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard for her help in revising English in this paper, sharing her neuroscience expertise and the design and implantation of statistical experiments in this work.
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