Educational video games and students' game engagement Conference

cited authors

  • Chang, M; Evans, M; Kim, S; Deater-Deckard, K; Norton, A

fiu authors

abstract

  • The [Math App], developed for the iOS platform (primarily targeting iPads), is an educational video game (EVG) intended to support students' understanding of fractions and thus promote algebra-readiness. In working with fractions, most fifth grade students in the U.S. rely on part-whole conceptions alone, inhibiting development toward algebra in higher grades. Using a quasi-experimental design, investigators document the theoretical and evidence-based approach to designing, developing, and piloting an EVG for algebra readiness. Our research and development of EVGs is grounded in theories of engagement-cognitive, behavioral, and affective domains-known to facilitate learning. In this research, we report the game engagement levels differed by learner's gender and prior ability in mathematics performance, and the amount of gameplay. © 2014 IEEE.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

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