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ERIC Number: ED508367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-14
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
How Much Does the 24 Game Increase the Recall of Arithmetic Facts?
Eley, Jonquille
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Sixth grade students come to MS 331 with strong mathematics backgrounds from elementary school. Nevertheless, students often come with a dearth of skills when performing basic math computations. The focus of this study is to investigate the use of the 24 Game in quickening the ability of sixth graders to perform basic computations. The game reinforces skills along with strategy when finding correct solutions. Students practiced the 24 Game largely on homework assignments and to a lesser extent, during instructional time. Students were measured on their ability to compute arithmetic facts on one minute assessments. Each class showed positive growth as the rigor of the quizzes increased due to 24 Game exposure after three weeks. Students who practiced the 24 Game most frequently on their homework scored the highest. Non-participants on average scored lower than participants. The 24 Game creates cooperation, stamina, and excitement through problem-solving. The speed and accuracy of arithmetic skills for sixth grade students improved through the study period. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York