Mathletics

Russell Kruger (2002)
Mathletics. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, March.

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Abstract

Mathletics is a game for 3rd graders to learn their multiplication tables.  Multiple-choice questions appear on the screen. Each child enters the answer to their questions using a controller.  If correct, their figure progresses down the mountain.  The first figure to reach the bottom (after 10 questions correct answers) wins and their mountain lights up. At its heart are two servo motors, 8 digital switches, and 6 LED outputs.  Each servo motor is attached to a large styrofoam disk under each mountain that forms the back wheel of a sloped conveyer belt, rotated forward each time a question is answered correctly.  Ccontrollers are 4 digital switches, allowing A, B, C or D responses.  LED outputs indicate which child first answered 10 questions correctly.  

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-Mathletics-Kruger-1.54,
AUTHOR = { Russell Kruger },
TITLE = { Mathletics },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { March },
}