STEALTH ASSESSMENT

MATH-THEMED
ESCAPE ROOMS

JONNIE LEE

T545 Motivation and Learning : Technologies That Invite and Immerse

Spring 2022

BACKGROUND

Stealth Assessment Escape Rooms for Math Education

My final project is a culmination of the learnings from class and how I apply key concepts to the design of an educational escape room. Learn about the theoretical frameworks I use, explore the game's features and elements that tie back to core learning concepts from class, and play a low-fidelity version of the game!

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INTRODUCTION

Before you play the game, learn about underlying frameworks

The game was designed using a few core frameworks from class, including Self-Determination Theory, Flow, ZPD, and Stealth Assessments. It also incorporates many concepts from other theories of motivation.

GAME DESIGN

GAME ARCHITECTURE

The purpose of each element in the game is just as important as the game itself. Learn the reasons why features and elements were designed in certain ways and discover the methods that motivate users to play these types of games. Then, take a close look into the design process I used to create the prototype, including user testing and player feedback.

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THE GAME

PLAY THE GAME

Escape from Mathality (Math + Reality) games are virtual educational escape rooms that apply Math concepts to real-world situations. The purpose is to serve as a stealth assessment learning tool to gauge a player's understanding of key Math concepts, discover behaviors like team collaboration, and observe important drivers in motivational gameplay. Ready to play?

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PROJECT NUMBERS

35+

REFERENCES

4

ITERATIONS

8

USER STUDIES

11

PARTICIPANTS

OVERALL ASSESSMENT

Read my final takeaways on the project and proposed future improvements

CONTACT ME

If you've enjoyed this project or want to chat about it, drop me a message!

THANK YOU

This project wouldn't have been possible without the supportive teaching team of T545! A special thank you to Professor Dede and the incredible HGSE T545 Teaching Team for an amazing class!