The Candy Factory game: An educational iPad game for middle school algebra-readiness Conference

cited authors

  • Evans, MA; Norton, A; Deater-Deckard, K; Chang, M

fiu authors

abstract

  • The Candy Factory, an app developed for the iOS platform targeting iPads, is an educational game intended to prepare middle school students for algebra-readiness. The Candy Factory differs from existing educational games along three dimensions: 1) the app is designed following evidence-based theories of cognition and engagement; 2) the app scaffolds learners to approach fractions with deep understanding; and 3) the app leverages game mechanics and device hardware for formative assessment purposes. © ISLS.

publication date

  • December 1, 2012

start page

  • 475

end page

  • 476

volume

  • 2