The Project

Enchanted Crystals is the result of an intense two year project that has brought together game developers, teachers, and researchers from all over Europe to try to help improve maths education in young people. Generously supported by an Erasmus+ grant from the British National Agency, we investigated curricula and best practice across Germany, Greece, Portugal and the UK. We spoke with teachers who told us that pupils who struggled with fundamental mental mathematics have real difficulty in understanding more advanced concepts, and we looked to literature and science to underpin the way we developed Enchanted Crystals as a helpful aide in for teachers.

Project Partners

Ingenious Knowledge

Ingenious Knowledge is a small company founded in 2010 in Cologne. The company is heavily involved in education research in cooperation with universities world-wide and develops a lot of software tools. One of the main strengths is creating next generation serious games with the aim of making games that are good enough to compete with commercial entertainment games. Ingenious Knowledge has the expertise to develop cutting edge solutions and is eager to spread better education approaches around the world.

Platon Schools

(Kindergarten - Primary - Secondary - Lifelong Learning Centre) is a modern educational institution with 650 learners and 120 staff. Through the use of the most up-to-date facilities, a diverse curriculum, experienced and skilled teaching staff and, most importantly, through consistency on principles and respect towards pupils and parents, our school has been striving during the last ten years for the accomplished education of our pupils. Platon’s staff design and develop learning and teaching material in formal and informal methods and has trained and applied many innovative activities in all grades.

Escola Secundária de Lagoa

Escola Secundária de Lagoa is located at the City of Lagoa, in São Miguel Island, Azores. It's a School with a great diversity of students from very different backgrounds. We strive to give all students the best education possible, for that we are open to creative strategies and resources. In ESL we have students from the 7th to the 12th grade and also adapted curriculum and special needs. Inclusivity is one of our major goals and we try to keep up with the latest practices and technologies.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University's commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied research which addresses three major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build Inclusive Societies and live Healthy Lives in Sustainable Environments. GCU's Applied Games team has expertise in the design and development of digital video games. Our team members have worked in various industry roles and on some of the world's largest and most innovative Applied Games projects tackling the world’s biggest problems including antibiotic resistance education, global climate change and games for mental and physical health.