Geometry in the Real World: Mobile Image Processing for Educational Games

João Ferreira, Miguel Pedro, Nuno Correia

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Abstract

The paper describes a new paradigm for geometry learning applicable to other areas where children engage with the real world to find the meaning of abstract concepts. The target of the developments is a game or game series where image processing is used for geometric concepts learning. The learner has to match the concepts presented in the game challenges with its real world representations. Ubiquitous and pervasive computational devices become flexible tools that shape the learning experience as users engage in challenging, experiential activities with immediate feedback. The game concept was developed for mobile devices with an image processing library optimized for real time performance in interactive systems. The library and game features were tested at a school with children with very encouraging results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages227-236
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-145033493-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2015
Event13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2015 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 Dec 201513 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2015
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period11/12/1513/12/15

Keywords

  • children
  • Gaming
  • geometry
  • image processing
  • real world

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    Ferreira, J., Pedro, M., & Correia, N. (2015). Geometry in the Real World: Mobile Image Processing for Educational Games. In 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 227-236). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2837126.2837148