Mathematical Algorithm for Understanding Numbers and Their Operations Integrated Into the Cornerstone of Learning in a Pelmanism Game: Mathesso

Abstract

Mathesso, a novel board game focusing on explaining elementary mathematics to kids of all ages, is presented. Using the principle „learning by playing,“ Mathesso allows children to acquire a rich intuition about the structure of the number system. The game has a strong potential for reaching comprehensive and rapid growth as a learning tool worldwide, including in developing countries, since there is no need for a good quality teacher to reach full game potential. The game's goal is to activate cognitive processes responsible for the origin and development of mathematical intuition. Mathesso is based on the palmesian principle connected to mathematical operations. The teaching principle is based on the unique mechanism of reverse synaesthesia responsible for perceiving dependencies between numbers. Using this method, children can gain a deeper understanding of inherent connections in math while avoiding mechanical memorization, which is the leading cause of difficulties in learning mathematics. By playing this game, kids can quickly and naturally understand the principle of multiplication, division, powers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, factorials, and more, explaining their principles. Moreover, the game is also strategically very appealing and thus has the potential to become a challenging strategic game on an international competition level.



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Karel Janeček, Science 21 Foundation, Czech Republic
Leonard Bernau, Science 21 Foundation, Czech Republic
Tomáš Benka, Science 21 Foundation, Czech Republic
Filip Paulů, Science 21 Foundation, Czech Republic

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New

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To cite this article:
Janeček K., Bernau L., Benka T., & Paulů F. (2022) Mathematical Algorithm for Understanding Numbers and Their Operations Integrated Into the Cornerstone of Learning in a Pelmanism Game: Mathesso ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.61
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.61


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