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ERIC Number: EJ1157886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Effects of Computer Games on the Achievement of Basic Mathematical Skills
Sayan, Hamiyet
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n22 p2846-2853 Nov 2015
This study aims to analyze the relationship between playing computer games and learning basic mathematics skills. It shows the role computer games play in the learning and achievement of basic mathematical skills by students. Nowadays it is clear that individuals, especially young persons are very fond of computer and computer games. Since students are very interested in computers, they can be used to achieve education and instructional objectives. This study aims to search for evidences whether computer games can be used to obtain basic mathematical skills. The study was conducted in 2012, with grade 5 elementary school students (44 in number). 22 of the students made up the experimental group, and the other 22 students constituted the control group. The two groups studied basic mathematical skills in two different ways after their teacher taught them as usual. A group studied the mathematical skills by playing math computer games; the other group did exercises as classical homework after being taught in the classroom. SPSS-''t test'' technique was used to examine the academic achievement of the two groups. All the students were given a Mathematics test of 25 questions related to basic skills operations. This test is used as the pretest and posttest. The result of the study showed that there is no significant difference between the group that learned basic mathematical skills with the aid of math computer games and the other group that learned basic mathematical skills alone without playing computer game.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
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