Learning inter-related concepts in mathematics from videogames

Hee Seung Lee, Belinda J. Thompson, Keith J. Holyoak, James W. Stigler

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Abstract

If students learn multiple inter-definable relational concepts, their resulting knowledge will be more stable, flexible, and likely to be applied on transfer tasks. A videogame has been developed to teach fractions. Based on analysis of Asian curricula in mathematics, the favored instructional sequence and relative emphasis on various topics have been incorporated into the game design. Through the game, students interact with different numbers and operations. Their performance on pre- and post-test are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages445-446
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2010 Jun 292010 Jul 2

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period10/6/2910/7/2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Lee, H. S., Thompson, B. J., Holyoak, K. J., & Stigler, J. W. (2010). Learning inter-related concepts in mathematics from videogames. 445-446. Paper presented at 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010, Chicago, IL, United States.