Mixing Gaming & Math

Photo of some of the members of the Young Leaders group with their prize at the national science fair with a representative from Lucelec

Photo of some of the members of the Young Leaders group with their prize at the national science fair with a representative from Lucelec

The RBC Young Leaders of the Ciceron Secondary School, this academic year embarked on a journey to make Mathematics more enjoyable, more interactive and more memorable for the fellow student body.  To accomplish this games geared towards learning multiplication tables and manipulating directed numbers were created using Flash Power Point technology. This project by the young leaders has earned them first place prize at their district science fair competition. Also they won the first place prize at the national science fair in the secondary mathematics category.

Some of the advantages students will draw from the games include independent learning, collaborative learning when games are played in groups, discovery and very importantly enjoyment and motivation.  Games played using computer technology have the added bonus of being interactive, allowing for immediate feedback and most of all students would be using a medium that they thoroughly enjoy.  Furthermore, students would not be restricted to the traditional talk and chalk and sitting in a classroom, but would be free to engage in learning activities at almost any location and at any time of the day.

This project aims to address the issue of alternative teaching strategies by creating interactive games,using Flash Power Point technology, which students can utilize to practice their skills in fundamental areas of arithmetic. The introduction of computer games serves as a form of reinforcement to help students retain basic concepts in a fun way.  The students intend to highlight their theme ‘Digital Citizenship- Navigating technology responsibly’ and with the help of telecommunications company FLOW they will make the software available on CD to the general public. The CDs will be distributed to different schools and to all FLOW outlets island wide.Also the games can be played on the internet at the educational website LubEduTime.com.

Leave a Reply