By watching or playing math video games, it has allowed students to understand better mathematical problems in form of video game. When children play the game either competitively or collaboratively with fellow players, they have a mindset of mastery automatically, which is very effective tool in learning as opposed to when they are playing alone. It is noticed as well that the enjoyment and keenness of students when playing these math video games have increased.
The findings of this research has been published and has elaborated how computers, gaming consoles as well as mobile based education can result to boosting 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 integrating math video games and other interactive educational tools in classroom for children, it is basically helping them to further enhance the plaguing problems inside the usual classroom environment which puts students in a mindset to look smart rather than being interested to know about the topic or subject.
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. But these are only predictions and only time can tell what we are making out of this new teaching medium. But then, many educational institutions and even instructors are applying this technique.