Kinect Maths–Early Stages

In my last post, I talked about developing a Maths game which allowed you to record and use your own gestures for playing the game. The example I gave was that you could flap your arms around to select the addition answer. You could do the “night fever” motion to say that you want to select the subtraction symbol. gesture

The idea of the game is that the “Operator” is hidden and the student must guess what it is by doing their chosen movement for that symbol.

I have managed to do some playing around with the recording of gestures and the overall early stages of the interface. The program currently lets you calibrate the game so that you can chose the movement when you load it. At the beginning of the game you will be able to select the drop box for the addition, subtraction, division or multiplication. You can then record the movement. Once you have recorded all of them you can then go and test them.

I have also included some childish / cartoon like numbers so that this may be used with lower ages. I have included a photo below of the product as it stands so that you can see how it is developing. I will keep you updated over the weeks and will issue the source code on here and the Partners in Learning Network.


About Raymond David James Chambers

I am the Lead teacher of computing at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby Northamptonshire. Previously I was the head of IT/Computing at Uppingham Community College. In 2015 I won the Gold National Teaching award for Innovative use of technology. I also won the 2015 Young Game Bafta - Mentor award. I'm keen to help students achieve their best and like to give them opportunities to do this. I have a passion for teaching and I enjoy meeting other people and sharing their ideas. I have a keen interest in games development as well as developing the use of ICT in classrooms across the curriculum. In my spare time I teach Irish dancing. I have been Irish dancing since I was 11. My highest position was 14th at the world championships 3 years running and 2nd at the Great Britain Championships in 2006.
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2 Responses to Kinect Maths–Early Stages

  1. xinhaoxu says:

    Hi Ray,
    Thanks for sharing. I am interested in instructional systems with the help of Kinect. Can you suggest where I should start with? Thank you and great day.

  2. xinhaoxu says:

    And I am also looking for some good and active online communities regarding Kinect and Education. Do you have some recommendations?

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