Exploring Fantasy Play in MathMythos AR

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Fostering fantasy play for young children through augmented reality has the potential to support 21st century learning activities by stimulating creativity, communication, and flexibility. We present a design exploration of MathMythos AR, an augmented reality card-based math addition game that enables children to engage in basic math tasks embedded in fantastical narratives. We provide insights into our design process, the effects of fantasy and everyday narratives, and discuss implications for AR card games that show potential to foster motivation for learning math. The presented insights are the foundation for the the next iteration of MathMythos AR, where we aim to create compelling and immersive AR narratives for learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI PLAY '20: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375870
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-7587-0
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020
Event7th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2 Nov 20204 Nov 2020


Conference7th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2020
CityVirtual, Online
OtherVirtual event
Internet address


We would like to thank the China Scholarship Council to fund this project, teachers from Juqian Primary School, and friends who provided help in our preliminary research.

FundersFunder number
China Scholarship Council
Juqian Primary School


    • Augmented reality
    • Children
    • Fantasy
    • Learning
    • Serious games


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