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Digital Math Games: Importance of Strategy and Perseverance on Elementary Children’s Learning Opportunities
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, , , , , Utah State University, Mathematics Education and Leadership, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Recent research on digital math games has shown positive effects for changes in children’s learning before and after interacting with the games. The purpose of this research study was to examine what observable children’s actions, relating to strategy and perseverance, might help explain these changes. The results, which analyzed 188 elementary school children’s actions while playing twelve digital math games, indicate that children who improved their post-test scores were more likely to persevere through challenges and reflect on their actions to employ sophisticated strategies. These sophisticated strategies may have helped them to increase their conceptual understanding of the mathematics, which were reflected in their positive changes in post-test performance.

Citation

Litster, K., Moyer-Packenham, P., Ashby, J., Roxburgh, A. & Kozlowski, J. (2019). Digital Math Games: Importance of Strategy and Perseverance on Elementary Children’s Learning Opportunities. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2157-2162). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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