ERIC Number: EJ1163821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Maths Games: A Universal Design Approach to Mathematical Reasoning
Buchheister, Kelley; Jackson, Christa; Taylor, Cynthia E.
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v22 n4 p7-12 2017
Providing students with an opportunity to explore mathematical content through games allows teachers to include tasks that: (1) present alternative representations of the content; (2) welcome various expressions of mathematical reasoning; and (3) incorporate variations that empower all students to engage in the problem solving process. Games not only motivate students to learn mathematical concepts, but games also embody the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--a framework designed to optimise instructional decisions to meet students' needs. In this article, the authors Games not only motivate students to learn mathematical concepts, but games also embody the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--a framework designed to optimise instructional decisions to meet students' needs.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games, Mathematical Logic, Access to Education, Mathematics Activities, Problem Solving, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Mathematical Concepts, Student Needs, Equations (Mathematics), Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 1, Elementary School Mathematics, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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