Game to Develop Understanding of Calculus Concepts
Created by the game developer Triseum, which grew out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, the learning game Variant: Limits is designed to assist high school and college students with the intuitive understanding of calculus concepts, which they must apply to save a planet from powerful geomagnetic storms. The game features an immersive 3D world that allows players to manipulate objects by mastering calculus principles and theories, directly connecting mathematics and gameplay. The compelling narrative and high-stakes adventure provide clear goals and motivation to succeed. Intuitive feedback and game interaction allow players to explore at their own pace. Intelligent game analytics let teachers monitor student engagement and provide insight into player progress. Teachers can see Variant: Limits in action by requesting a link to a free demo.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of
digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in February.
Presidents Day in 2019 is February 18. On this day, students celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all 45 US Presidents. The National Education Association provides resources (lessons, games, videos, and more), organized by grade range (K–5, 6–8, 9–12), which teachers can use in the classroom.
While educators use a variety of games in the classroom for learning, similar game-based approaches are increasingly finding places outside of the classroom among adults who are responsible for and concerned about education. Budget Hold ’Em from Education Resource Strategies (ERS), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, is one such game.