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Students` impressions of the value of games for the learning of mathematics

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Leicha Bragg
The use of mathematical games in primary classrooms is commonplace in Australia. This paper reports on key findings from a larger investigation exploring the impact of games on mathematical learning, student attitudes, and behaviours. 222 Grade 5 and 6 children were taught multiplication and division of decimal numbers using calculator games. This paper raises questions about the students’ attitudes towards games as a vehicle for learning mathematics. One aspect reported in this paper is an apparent difference between students’ attitudes to games usage when data were
collected quantitatively compared with qualitatively.

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Event

International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference (30th : 2006 : Prague, Czech Republic)

Pagination

217 - 224

Publisher

International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Location

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Place of publication

Cape Town, South Africa

Start date

2006-07-16

End date

2006-07-21

ISSN

0771-100X

Language

eng

Notes

Vol. 2 Research reports : Abr-Dri

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2006, The author

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Novotná, H Moraová, M Krátká, N Stehlíková

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 30th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education

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