Watching or playing math video games had offered students mathematical problems in form of a video game. When children play the game be it competitively or collaboratively with fellow players, they automatically adopt mindset of mastery which is quite effective in learning as compared to when they play alone. In addition to that, it’s been observed that the enjoyment and keenness of students when playing such math video games have increased.
The findings of the result has been published and elaborated on how computers, gaming consoles as well as mobile based education can help in boosting learning benefits. Among the authors of research stated as well that they’ve discovered adequate support for well designed video games that they can act as a great tool for teaching students subjects that are often less popular among kids.
All types of games that are based on learning effortless caught the interests of students about the subject as well as 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.
The two primary kinds of motivational orientations were identified primarily amongst students when they’re engrossed in math video and other educational video games. Mastery motivation of achieving goals where students are focused on learning and developing new skills and second, performance based goal orientation wherein children are focused more on validating the skillset they have.
So if we will put this into context, the students may show interest to be better at the game or at math while they play or may show interest in proving that they’re smart or try to avoid to look incompetent from their friends which then enhance their performance based motivation.
While the content as well as design of video games are so important as it creates a strong impact on potential outcomes, the positive results from these studies showcased that making education come in form of entertainment brings considerable positive impact in learning. In fact, some even forward looking thinkers as well as contend education through math video games and the likes is the key to saving the idea of learning from instruction to real education. But these are just predictions and it’s only time that can decide what we are making out of this new teaching medium. But then, many educational institutions and even instructors are applying this technique.