ERIC Number: ED260923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Mathematics Games. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Monograph Number 1.
Bright, George W.; And Others
This monograph presents research findings from a series of 11 studies conducted in grades 5 through 10 on the role of games in learning mathematics. The first chapter considers "What is learning from a game?" and includes two examples of mathematical instructional games, with a definition of such games, cognitive effects, game-related variables, and taxonomic level. The second chapter reviews previous research on the cognitive effects of mathematics instructional games, with tables summarizing information. Chapter 3 presents the research design and procedures of the 11 studies conducted by the authors, which varied in instructional and taxonomic levels in order to describe the conditions under which cognitive effects can be expected. The fourth chapter contains a synthesis of results and effects across all 11 studies. Finally, the fifth chapter presents discussion and conclusions, with sections on instructional level and taxonomic level, interaction patterns, sex-related effects, and implications for teaching. A list of over 130 references is provided, and appendices contain descriptions of individual studies and games, including materials and directions. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Monographs
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.