MATHematics DIGital Escape Rooms—Empowering Students


Babo L., Pinto C. M. A., Mendonça J., Rasteiro D. M. D., Caridade C. M. R., Lavicza Z., ...More

International Conference in Information Technology and Education, ICITED 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 - 16 July 2022, vol.320, pp.375-385 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 320
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-981-19-6585-2_34
  • City: Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-385
  • Keywords: Digital escape rooms, MATH-DIGGER, STEAM, STEM
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We introduce the MATHematics Digital Escape Rooms—MATH-DIGGER platform, which is an Erasmus + project, designed to empower students in their learning process. MATH-DIGGER aims to provide a stimulating innovative learning and teaching practice, using escape rooms. Students solve several challenges (puzzles, quizzes, etc.) in a limited amount of time, to escape a virtual room. Furthermore, MATH-DIGGER seeks to support students’ digital capabilities, and other essential skills, including entrepreneurship, communication, teamwork, negotiation and persuasion, problem solving, leadership, organization, perseverance and motivation, ability to work under pressure, and confidence, which are core skills for their future professional success. There will be an emphasis on females’ active participation in STEM and STEAM areas. Considerations are made to Math curricula development, including these educational games, and new assessment tools. Several Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and one company are involved in this project. MATH-DIGGER is meant to set a benchmark for the development and implementation of escape rooms in mathematics subjects, in HEIs.