ERIC Number: ED229240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Microcomputers for Mathematics Instruction in Grades 1-4.
Kraus, William H.
The purpose of the project was to develop computer games that could be used by students in grades 1-4 as part of their mathematics instruction. Eight games were developed, covering a wide variety of mathematical topics, including number/numeration, computation, geometry, measurement, statistics, and probability. The games were field tested in 20 K-5 classrooms. At each of three different schools a computer was placed in one classroom at a time for approximately four weeks. In each classroom the computer was used as a learning center. Records of student performance in the games were kept and, at the end of the four weeks, students were surveyed about their feelings about using the games and the teacher was interviewed. As a result of feedback from students and teachers, a number of revisions were made in the games. The field testing clearly indicated that instructional games can provide an easy, low-stress, enjoyable introduction to microcomputers for both students and teachers. The students enjoyed and learned from playing the games. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wittenberg Univ., Springfield, OH.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
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