A&M-developed calculus video game helps students pass, pursue STEM careers

All too often, students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) give up their goals when calculus, a pre-requisite for those degrees, becomes too difficult to pass.

Andre Thomas with Triseum says that’s why he and Texas A&M Department of Visualization students created “Variant: Limits,” a video game that helps teach the principles and theories of calculus.

“Calculus has a high-fail rate in college courses,” said Thomas. “This game really teaches the principles, making sure students can go on to pursue those STEM degrees.”

And Thomas says that the workforce desperately needs more students pursuing STEM careers. The jobs are plentiful and high-paying.

“Variant: Limits is now being used globally,” said Thomas. However, Thomas says Triseum would like to develop more units of the game, to take students even further through their calculus studies. As a small company, funding is always an issue. If you’d like to learn more or help out, email Andre Thomas directly at andre@triseum.com.