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ERIC Number: EJ1001593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
"Yes! We Are Playing a Game, and It's Going to Be Fun!"
Barrett, Kelly
Mathematics Teaching, n231 p15-16 Nov 2012
Games are for playing, more often than not playing a game is a social experience, it is fun, and we all enjoy playing games. Play and playing are ways in which we learn, so how often are games part of the normal activity of the mathematics classroom? The answer, in most cases, has to be--not often. Is it that games just don't seem to fulfil the promise in terms of learning, when it comes to mathematics?, or do they? Here is an approach that seeks to investigate the impact of playing games in the mathematics classroom on learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom