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ERIC Number: EJ1106444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-3024
The Effect of Scratch- and Lego Mindstorms Ev3-Based Programming Activities on Academic Achievement, Problem-Solving Skills and Logical-Mathematical Thinking Skills of Students
Korkmaz, Özgen
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v4 n3 p73-88 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the Scratch and Lego Mindstorms Ev3 programming activities on academic achievement with respect to computer programming, and on the problem-solving and logical-mathematical thinking skills of students. This study was a semi-experimental, pretest-posttest study with two experimental groups and a control groups. A total of 75 students were divided among all three groups. Scratch-based game activities were applied to Study Group I. Lego Mindstorms Ev3-based design activities were applied to Study Group II. A C++ editor-based teaching activity was applied to the control group. The academic achievement test was developed within the scope of this study (Kr-20 = 0.71). The Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Sub-Scale was used (Cronbach alpha is 0,925). Problem-Solving Inventory was used (Cronbach alpha is 0,86). Data was evaluated using frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, and Anova analyses. The educational program based on Scratch-related game activities made a more positive contribution to the logical-mathematical thinking skills of students than the educational programs based on Lego Mindstorms Ev3 design activities and traditional teaching activities, and this contribution was especially significant for the mathematical relationship factor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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