Want to be better at video games? You need to be able to recognize
patterns in the game. When you play a game several times you begin
to develop a sense of when things are going to happen and what causes
it to happen. You are recognizing the patterns within the game. Virtually
every video game made has patterns. In some games the patterns are
easy to find, while in the better games the patterns are a little
more random. However, there are still patterns that are relatively
random in video games.
The only video games that do not have patterns are those in which
the outcome is strictly by chance. In these games the video game developer
installed something called a random code generator, which makes everything
happen strictly by chance. These games are beaten strictly on the
basis of good luck.
However all the other games, which are most of those at your favorite
video game store, have patterns built into the game. These patterns
come in many forms and shapes, but you will recognize them as they
Let's see why you recognize patterns in video games. You can begin
by thanking your math teacher and if you took art in school, your
art teacher too. Do you remember all those days in math class that
you had do look for patterns in math problems. How about when you
had geometry and you had to draw patterns and look at patterns as
well. This is when you began to develop your video game playing skills.
Have you always been good with patterns in math class? Did you find
that you understood patterns better in math class after you started
plying video games? These two help each other, by making you a better
video game player and better in math.
Think about a math class that you were required to find patterns
in something, let's say the wall in your classroom. You first may
say - boring, but when you play video games part of knowing what is
happening in the background. The patterns in the back ground will
give you clues based on the type of game you are playing.
Another example of patterns in math that is part of video games is
work done by M.C. Escher. If you do not know who he is, look him up.
His influence can be found in most video games that involving shapes
transforming into another shape. Most of the video game programmers
know about M. C. Escher, so if your goal in life is to be a video
game programmer learn about his work.
Speaking of video game programmers, if you goal is to become one
someday. Then you need to have a thorough understanding of patterns,
algebra, and geometry. If you are enrolled in art, when given the
opportunity work on any project that involves the use of patterns.
This will help lay the foundation for your future as a video game
One question you may have is "Why do I need to learn Algebra?"
Algebra is accomplished using logical reasoning skills that are based
on the patterns within the problems. So there is a direct connection
between you mathematical and algebraic skills to understanding patterns.
If you do well in algebra and other math areas, then you will de well
in video games.
The patterns that you use in math class for solving problems, word
problems, and other math challenges will help you do better at video
games. You can also thank your math teacher(s), because they have
preparing you all along to be a good video game player and preparing
you to become a video game programmer one day.