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Explore statistical knowledge through games

SERDANG, 5 August, 2020: Researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) are innovating statistical learning through the 'Stats-Trek' game technique of effective techniques and learning techniques for children, and university students.

'Stat-Trek' is analogous to the game 'Snakes and Stairs' and uses more modified dice to specialize in statistics. It is a new game innovation that helps its players improve as well as strengthen basic knowledge of statistics.

Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Bakri Adam shows 'Stats-Trek' board

 

Through this game, it can also bring fun and satisfaction in a teaching session delivered.

The innovation was created by Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Bakri Adam from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science UPM with his student, Muhammad Ajwad Fadil.


Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Bakri Adam

 

Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Bakri said, 'Stats-Trek' is a statistical knowledge exploration game that is applied to give more basic statistical understanding to all students in the first year at all universities. He said, it is suitable for any statistical introduction subject and is not limited to UPM only for MTH3003 or MTH3401 subjects.

The game contains 100 steps that each player must go through and there are certain obstacles that need to be overcome, before gaining victory. The barrier is found in 20 sites containing questions. At each site there are five problems written in the card based on the subject Probability Statistics 1. If unsuccessful get a question, the player can not move.

Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Bakri Adam (center) shows how to play ‘Stats-Trek’. 

“This innovation is one of the educational support games that can be used as teaching material by teachers. "It is very unique and gives benefits to students because it is a game in the form of strengthening statistical knowledge that still does not exist in the current market," he said.

The innovation was produced in 2018 and has already acquired copyright. - UPM

Date of Input: 05/08/2020 | Updated: 27/11/2020 | noorizzati

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