The key challenge in this project was developing a web-based version of the game in which schools all over the country could access and use to help their students develop their arithmetic skills, whilst still enjoying themselves as they do.
This project also highlighted various features that would also be key to the gamification of the Arithmagicians concept, one of these features would be the ability of students to earn and collect coins and badges on the platform after completing challenges and improving their ranks. Key considerations for this project included developing a portal in which teachers and students could log into their accounts whilst only accessing the areas relevant to them.
A variety of technologies were used to build the Arithmagicians product, including Ruby on Rails for the core web application and React for the more interactive elements like the games and user log-in section.
This was one of the key areas of the website as it was important to ensure that students could access areas designed for them such as the challenges, customisation options and leaderboards, they wouldn’t be able to access the teacher portal which contained information such as answers, learning material and other information.
The image above shows the different areas and skills that students can learn and practice by completing challenges and completing the games.