Learning basic mathematical functions with augmented reality

José Cerqueira*, Cristina Sylla, João Martinho Moura, Luís Ferreira

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article presents the development of a serious game targeting secondary school students, that uses Augmented Reality (AR) to visualize, manipulate and explore mathematical concepts, particularly linear, quadratic, exponential and trigonometric (sine and cosine) functions. The motivation behind the development of the AR application was to provide students with learning materials that facilitate the exploration of a mathematical subject that is often considered difficult to learn. Whereas traditional resources for teaching and learning mathematics use manuals and scientific calculators to solve problems, the application, named FootMath, simulates a 3D football game, where the users can manipulate and explore the different functions using parameters with different values to score goals. Additionally, we discuss the potential of AR games as educational and engaging tools that can be used to facilitate learning, especially problem based learning and logical reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation - 7th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2018, and 3rd EAI International Conference, DLI 2018, ICTCC 2018, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony L. Brooks, Eva Brooks, Cristina Sylla
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages508-513
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030061333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event7th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity, and Game Creation, ArtsIT 2018 and 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation, DLI 2018 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 24 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume265
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference7th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity, and Game Creation, ArtsIT 2018 and 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation, DLI 2018
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityBraga
Period24/10/1826/10/18

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Education
  • Functions
  • Game based learning
  • Math
  • STEM

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