ERIC Number: ED046711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Effectiveness of the Planned Usage of Mathematical Games on the Learning of Skills and Concepts and on the Attitude Toward Mathematics and the Learning of Mathematics of Low Achieving Secondary Students.
Burgess, Ernest Edward, Jr.
Reported are the results of a study conducted to determine if regular usage of mathematical games could prove effective for teaching mathematics to low achieving secondary students. It was hypothesized that motivation from games would result in improved attitudes without reducing achievement. The control group worked on paper and pencil activity sheets instead of games. The treatment lasted for eight weeks. Posttreatment attitude measures yielded significant differences favoring the experimental group. Significant differences in achievement measures favoring the control group occurred with females on multiplication and division tests, and younger students on addition and subtraction tests. No substantial relationships existed between ability, achievement, attitude or socioeconomic levels. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Achievement, Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Games, Instruction, Low Achievement, Motivation Techniques, Secondary School Mathematics
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.