Conceptual Gaps in Mathematics as a Research Base for a Successful Game-based Mathematics Intervention

ID: 53265 Type: Full Paper: Research
  1. Karin M. Wiburg, Institute for Equity/Excellence in Math and Science Education/New Mexico State University, United States
  2. Carolyn Raynor, New Mexico State University, United States

Wednesday, June 27 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Location: Noord View on map

Presider: Avikam Gazit, Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel, Israel

Abstract: Educational researchers at New Mexico State University found patterns of common mathematical errors and conceptual misunderstandings by students from diverse communities and schools when they analyzed 24,000 student test results on an annual state standardized test. This article describes how knowledge of conceptual gaps in mathematics in Grades 3-8, connected with designs for digital learning, was used as the basis for the development and testing of successful digitally-based mathematics learning materials.

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