Inventao goes beyond STEM and computational thinking by improving metacognitive skills. The users go through a real transformative learning while evaluating and comparing inventing strategies during the game. Factors improved are:
- Metacognition. Allows students to use prior knowledge and experience to make predictions, to plan, and then to monitor and available inventing strategies to solve problems.
- Cognitive control. The brain’s ability to select certain inventing methods over others and to switch between different tasks.
- Cognitive flexibility. The ability to effectively adapt the inventing strategy when facing changing environmental and task demands.
Using Inventao users directly strengthen math skills like counting, comparing numbers, algebra operations, measurement, geometry. Furthermore, following metacognitive skills improvements extra math factors are achieved:
- Math mindset. Metacognitive regulation has been found to positively relate to self-efficacy, a component of Math Mindset, as greater conscious control over metacognitive skills can lead to greater perceptions of ability.
- Geometric Reasoning. Students can use metacognitive strategies to monitor comprehension for logical coherence and select appropriate cognitive strategies to develop mathematical proofs, a component of Geometric Reasoning.
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