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Winburg, Karin; Chamberlain, Barbara; Valdez, Alfred; Trujillo, Karen; Stanford, Theodore B. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016
This "Math Snacks" intervention measured 741 fifth grade students' gains in conceptual understanding of core math concepts after game-based learning activities. Teachers integrated four "Math Snacks" games and related activities into instruction on ratios, coordinate plane, number systems, fractions and decimals. Using a…
Descriptors: Games, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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Park, Jungho – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Much research has been conducted in educational robotics, a new instructional technology, for K-12 education. However, there are arguments on the effect of robotics and limited empirical evidence to investigate the impact of robotics in science learning. Also most robotics studies were carried in an informal educational setting. This study…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Tillman, Daniel; An, Song; Boren, Rachel; Slykhuis, David – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
This study assessed the impact of nine lessons incorporating a NASA-themed transmedia book featuring digital fabrication activities on 5th-grade students (n = 29) recognized as advanced in mathematics based on their academic record. Data collected included a pretest and posttest of science content questions taken from released Virginia Standards…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Satellites (Aerospace)
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia; Suh, Jennifer – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This study examined the influence of virtual manipulatives on different achievement groups during a teaching experiment in four fifth-grade classrooms. During a two-week unit focusing on two rational number concepts (fraction equivalence and fraction addition with unlike denominators) one low achieving, two average achieving, and one high…
Descriptors: Pattern Recognition, Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts