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Advanced Mahjong Math Addition

Screenshot of the videogame:

Name of producer:

Sheppard Software

Date of production:

continually

Name of Distributor:

Sheppard Software

Technical Requirements:

webbrower, internet connection, flash player

Type of videogame:

Educational
Online

Genre of videogame:

Comics

Type of game visual:

Isometric

DESCRIPTION OF VIDEOGAME
Player:

Single player

Help:

Presence of textual tutoring during the game

Interaction:
Dialogue with other characters:

Poor0123456Excellent

Driving Vehicles:

Poor0123456Excellent

Explorability of environment:

Poor0123456Excellent

Memory of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Complexity of logic succession of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Number of alternative game paths for solution of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Game interface:

Presence of floating elements: Archiving of objects

Technology foreseen:

Text
Bitmap
3D

External hardware:

Mouse

THE EDITOR
Level of editing:

Where to find it:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mahjong/mahjong_addition.htm

EVALUATION
Usability potential of this game in an educational context:

Poor0123456Excellent

Explain how the videogame can be used in an educational context:

A game that excercises math skills of the player apropos of nothing.

Evaluator:

Name of Evaluator:

Eva Goldgruber

Role of Evaluator:

Researcher

Country:

Austria

Date of Evaluation:

24/07/2012

Blackboard:

teacher

Good and interesting product for teaching and learning.

FETE - UGV - PV FETE - UGV - PV

I donīt think Mahjong can help any student by itself. However if this version uses math symbols anyhow, then maybe itīs worth a try. Thanks for the review Delia Alvarez from UGT course I

teacher

Mahjong is a fun game to train your mental math. Students will learn the rules of the game easily (if they don't know them already). It'a a very good alternative to the (often boring) training of mental math skills in school. (J.S. Austria)

teacher

The children can practice their calculation skills. They learn how to use the computer for learning and how to use the computer in general. The game is done nicely with flowers. It can be easily seen how many points you scored, how much time it took you and how many numbers are left to find. The user has to find out the rules of the game and has to find out the best strategy for him- or herself. Not so useful is that there are no different levels, so the children do not learn something new, which I guess is a great disadvantage. Therefore it might be soon too boring to play, at least for older children. Monika B. (Austria)

teacher

Mahjong maths divisions is a game that propably fits 5th graders. Be careful when you open the game, the pupils might click on playing the other game advertised. You might also need to install a flash player in order to be able to play the game. There are no levels to differenciate. The game is easy to understand and pupils will have fun playing it because they are rewarded by sounds and the visible vanishing of the cards they matched correct. What they can easily see and which is motivating is their progress regarding time and score. Mahjong can be used to train cognitive abilities and consolidate these. Petra N. (Austria)

teacher

To solve the game you have to match pairs by sum up numbers from 1-9. This game can be recommendet to students in the age from 7 to 99 to improve their skills in mental arithmetic and also fine motor skills. Thereīs a good introduction for the game added by hints to provide help if needed. An extra plus is given throughout backup sound effects flanked by a high score table to support the motivation level - a risk to drive "Gamers" into addiction. I did not like the advertisment troughout the website. K. N. (Austria)

teacher

This is a game for children who goes in a first class in a primary school. They have to find the right pairs of nummers. The children have to do mental math, so they could find the nummers, witch stay together. They click on the numbers, witch stay together and so the numbers disappear. This game could be developed for more different levels. This makes the game more interesting for the children. B.B-E. (Austria)

teacher

I think the game is very good to improve the mental math skills. Age group is I think 8 to twelve but also for people older than 70 it might be good to restore the mental math skills. I found the whole setting of the game very nice. M. H. (Austria)

teacher

This game is for the primary school, for the first year. That was not transparent at a look. It would be a support if you were able to find the different math levels for each grade of school. You forget to do mental maths because of the pleasure. Different levels would be nice and also in other languages, because of the understanding. M. S. (Austria)