Watching or playing math video games had offered students mathematical problems in form of a video game. When children played the game either competitively or collaboratively with fellow players, they adopted a mindset of mastery automatically which is very effective in learning as opposed to when they’re playing alone. It’s noticed as well that enjoyment and keenness of students when playing math video games have increased.
The findings of the research has been published and at the same time, it elaborates how computers, gaming consoles as well as mobile based education can improve learning benefits. One of the authors of the research even stated that they’ve discovered adequate support for well designed video games that they could act as an effective tool for teaching the students subjects that are typically less popular among kids.
All sorts of games based learning are quickly piquing the interests of students about the subject together with broadening interests that’s beyond the goal of simply collecting stars or points.
By means of integrating math video games and other interactive educational tools in classroom for children, it is helping students to improve their problems inside a typical classroom setting that puts student in a mindset that they have to look smart rather than being interested of learning about the subject or topic.
When students were engrossed in math video and other educational video games, the two primary kinds of motivational orientations were identified amongst students. Mastery motivation of attaining a goal where students are focused on learning as well as developing new skills and second, performance based goal orientation to which the children is focused more on validating the skillset they have.
So if we are about to consider this situation in classrooms, then students may be interested to be better at the game or should I say, mathematics while they are playing or they may even show some interests in proving that they’re smart or try to avoid to look incompetent from their friends and therefore, enhancing their performance based motivation.
While the content and design of the video games are extremely important as it has a strong impact on the potential outcomes, the positive result from such studies has showcased that making education come in form of entertainment can bring considerable positive impact in learning. Some are even forward looking thinkers and even contend education via math video games and the likes is the secret to salvation the idea of learning from instruction to real education. After all, these are all just predictions and it is time that can tell what we are making out of this new teaching medium. Even then, this technique is being applied by various educational institutions and even instructors.