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ERIC Number: EJ1017781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 101
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
An Intervention Including an Online Game to Improve Grade 6 Students' Performance in Early Algebra
Kolovou, Angeliki; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Koller, Olaf
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v44 n3 p510-549 May 2013
This study investigated whether an intervention including an online game contributed to 236 Grade 6 students' performance in early algebra, that is, solving problems with covarying quantities. An exploratory quasi-experimental study was conducted with a pretest-posttest-control-group design. Students in the experimental group were asked to solve at home a number of problems by playing an online game. Although boys outperformed girls in early algebra performance on the pretest as well as on the posttest, boys and girls profited equally from the intervention. Implications of these results for educational practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands