## Metacognitive Skills

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:

. Allows students to use prior knowledge and experience to make predictions, to plan, and then to monitor and available inventing strategies to solve problems.__Metacognition____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.

## Math Skills

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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