ERIC Number: ED458099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
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Multiplayer Activities That Develop Mathematical Coordination.
Bricker, Lauren J.; Tanimoto, Steven L.; Rothenberg, Alex I.; Hutama, Danny C.; Wong, Tina H.
Four computer applications are presented that encourage students to develop "mathematical coordination"--the ability to manipulate numerical variables in cooperation with other students so as to achieve a definite goal. The programs enable a form of computer-supported cooperative learning (CSCL). This paper describes the rationale and design of the programs, the results of an informal evaluation, and possible future work. The games were developed using a special software and hardware environment that facilitates the rapid prototyping of computer-based cooperative-learning materials. This research is part of an ongoing project entitled "Mathematics Experiences through Image Processing," which is designed to develop and test educational materials that introduce K-12 students to mathematical ideas within the context of digital image processing activities. (Contains 19 references.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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