Student Reviews of Math Games

Abstract

This poster presentation of Student Reviews of Math Games will review the length of time students played the offered games as well as any reviews of the games provided by the student. This data was collected as part of the dissertation study for “Serious Mathematics Games Bolster Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy in Women Learners” defended in April 2017.

Serious Math Games Used in Study

Title General Information Description Link
Algebra Meltdown Linear Equations and Number Machines Young Adult game where you are the scientist putting the correct atoms in the reactor. https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/algebrameltdown
Fruit Splat Mixed Integer Add, Subtract & Multiply Children’s game with several levels and timed or relaxed mode. Select the fruit that answers the arithmetic problem. http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fruitshoot/FS_Mixed_Integers.htm
Math at the Mall Working with Money Young Adult game solving application problems at a mall, use arrow keys and make sure you walk to the end of the walkway, do not try to go in the ‘door’. http://www.mathplayground.com/mathatthemall1.html
Math Man Multiplication Pac-Man type Multiplication Use arrow keys to play this just like Pac-Man, but he can only eat the ghosts that solve the arithmetic problem. http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fun/math_man/multiplication/
Melvin’s Make a Match Fractions From PBS Kids, children’s game, match the fractions on the potion bottles http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/melvins-make-match/
Party Designer Area, perimeter K-12 game, where you plan the layout for a party. http://www.mathplayground.com/PartyDesigner/PartyDesigner.html
PEMDAS Blaster Use Order of Operations to get the robots Young Adult game solve the arithmetic problems to shoot the bad robots and reload your weapon. https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/bidmasblaster
Transtar Reflections, Rotations, Dilations and Translations Young Adult game using geometric moves to make a star portal. https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/transtar

References

Eyster, T. (2017) Serious Mathematics Games Bolster Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy in Women Learners (Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University). http://wp.me/p9dxda-u

Finlayson, M. (2014). Addressing math anxiety in the classroom. Improving Schools, 17(1), 99–115. http://doi.org/10.1177/1365480214521457

October, 2017 @ Kaplan University Village, online

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