“Zeldenrust”: A Mathematical Game-Based Learning Environment for Prevocational Students

  • Sylke VandercruysseEmail author
  • Judith ter Vrugte
  • Ton de Jong
  • Pieter Wouters
  • Herre van Oostendorp
  • Lieven Verschaffel
  • Wim Van Dooren
  • Jan Elen
Part of the Advances in Game-Based Learning book series (AGBL)


In this contribution, we present a game-based learning environment for 12–16-year-old vocational students in which they can practice proportional reasoning problems. The learning content and goals, as well as the specific game features are discussed. We can conclude that developing a serious game implies many choices and decisions led by theoretical foundations, as well as by practical limitations and pragmatic considerations.


Number sense Game development Educational game 



The environment described in this manuscript is developed and used for studies based on a research project funded by NWO/PROO (project number 411-00-003) and the Fund of Scientific Research (FWO—project number G.O.516.11.N.10).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylke Vandercruysse
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Judith ter Vrugte
    • 3
  • Ton de Jong
    • 3
  • Pieter Wouters
    • 4
  • Herre van Oostendorp
    • 4
  • Lieven Verschaffel
    • 5
  • Wim Van Dooren
    • 5
  • Jan Elen
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology, KU LeuvenKortrijkBelgium
  2. 2.KU LeuvenKortrijkBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Instructional Technology, Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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