Design and implementation of a mathematical videogame

López González, M. Dolores and Rodrigo Hitos, Javier and Escudero, Tania and Gutiérrez, Álvaro (2013). Design and implementation of a mathematical videogame. In: "7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2013", 04/03/2013 - 06/03/2014, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 978-84-616-2661-8. pp. 4697-4704.

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Title: Design and implementation of a mathematical videogame
Author/s:
  • López González, M. Dolores
  • Rodrigo Hitos, Javier
  • Escudero, Tania
  • Gutiérrez, Álvaro
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2013
Event Dates: 04/03/2013 - 06/03/2014
Event Location: Valencia, Spain
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Technology, Education and Development : March 4th-6th, 2013, Valencia
Date: March 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: mathematical videogames, didactics of the mathematics
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Matemática e Informática Aplicadas a la Ingeniería Civil [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents videogames as a very useful tool in high studies with respect to mathematical matters. It describes the implementation of a videogame developed by its authors which makes it possible for students to reinforce mathematical concepts in a motivating environment. With this work we intend to contribute to the process of engaging a bigger number of university teaching professionals and researchers in the use of serious games and the study of their theoretical frameworks, design, development and application of scientific education. With this idea the authors of the present paper have created and developed the videogame “The Math Castle” which consists in a series of tests through which various aspects of Mathematics are dealt with, especially in the areas of Discrete Mathematics, which due to its nature can be particularly well adapted to this kind of activity, Analysis or Geometry. In this paper there lies a complete description of the game developed and the results obtained with it.

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Item ID: 33300
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33300/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33300
Official URL: http://library.iated.org/view/LOPEZ2013DES
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Mar 2015 12:26
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 12:26
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