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ERIC Number: EJ1006981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Computer-Game-Based Tutoring of Mathematics
Ke, Fengfeng
Computers & Education, v60 n1 p448-457 Jan 2013
This in-situ, descriptive case study examined the potential of implementing computer mathematics games as an anchor for tutoring of mathematics. Data were collected from middle school students at a rural pueblo school and an urban Hispanic-serving school, through in-field observation, content analysis of game-based tutoring-learning interactions, and achievement test. Findings suggested that game-based tutoring is dynamic in terms of its timing, initiation, content, style, and tutee reaction created. There was an improvement in students' state test performance at the pueblo school after the game-based tutoring program, but the improvement was not statistically significant at the urban school. The study can serve as a catalyst for insight and further research of using educational gaming as an instructional artifact to augment other instructional approaches. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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