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ERIC Number: EJ978850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Abstraction through Game Play
Avraamidou, Antri; Monaghan, John; Walker, Aisha
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v17 n1-2 p1-21 Apr 2012
This paper examines the computer game play of an 11-year-old boy. In the course of building a virtual house he developed and used, without assistance, an artefact and an accompanying strategy to ensure that his house was symmetric. We argue that the creation and use of this artefact-strategy is a mathematical abstraction. The discussion contributes to knowledge on mathematical abstraction: of non-traditional knowledge; without teacher mediation; through game play. The paper also considers learning without instruction/instructional design and questions received distinctions between scientific and everyday knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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