ERIC Number: EJ1093198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Video Games as a Context for Numeracy Development
Thomas, Troy A.; Wiest, Lynda R.
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v18 n3 p29-34 2013
Troy Thomas and Lynda Wiest share an engaging lesson on statistics involving analysis of real-world data on the top ten video game sales in the United States during a one-week period. Three upper-primary classes completed the lesson, providing insight into the lesson's effectiveness. The lesson description includes attention to the manner in which students approached the numeracy demands of the task, as well as their motivation for and engagement in doing so. The authors also include student-generated suggestions for further, real-world investigations based on student interests that could easily be implemented in any classroom.
Descriptors: Video Games, Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Numeracy, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Prediction, Mathematics Skills, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: https://primarystandards.aamt.edu.au/Journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A