In the “Sea Formuli” game, a child is asked to discover the missing factor or operator in an equation relating three numbers. By making movements of both hands together, the child needs to drive the jellyfish with the correct number or operator into the empty basket thus filling-in the equation.
This game promotes algebraic thinking. The teacher can choose whether the child will solve problems whether a number is missing from a specific operation with numbers within a given numeric range (e.g. addition with numbers 0-20 or the operant is missing) so that the child will be asked to identify how the three numbers are related. The teacher/therapist can also adjust the timer for the completion of the problem-solving task.
This game fosters immersion in the game and engagement as students can see their real image in the game scenery. Also, the teacher can choose whether the child will make movements of both hands together thus promoting bilateral coordination or she will practice hand movement (with grab & move or time-delay) from the top to bottom thus strengthening concentration and high-low hand movement efficiency.
Provider/ Suite: Kinems
Skill Domain: Academic & Motor-sensory skills
Special needs / School ages: 4 to 8 years old
Language: English, Greek and Spanish
Equipment: Kinect camera
System Requirement: Kinect for Windows sensor
Windows 7 or newer operating system
Dual-core 2 GHz or faster processor
2 GB RAM
1 GB free disk space
Dedicated USB 2.0 bus
External graphics card (preferred)