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ERIC Number: ED211344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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Games People Play: Game Preferences of Students as Related to Sex Differences and Other Factors.
Rubin, Mike
The receptiveness or preferences of children to certain types of gaming is addressed. This study used six different games with four different classes in grades 1 through 4. The teacher demonstrated how each of the games was played and each class was asked to rate which game they would like to play the most. All involved solving basic facts of the same level of difficulty. In addition, the third-grade students learned and played one additional game. The results were viewed to support the following: (1) Both girls and boys prefer games that are highly manipulative to those that are less so; (2) Students prefer games that are more competitive in nature; (3) Girls like to play highly feminine games; and (4) Children may enjoy simply working problems at the board just as much as playing some commercial games and time-consuming teacher-made ones. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research