The Effects of Modern Mathematics Computer Games on Mathematics Achievement and Class Motivation

Abstract: 

This study examined the effects of a computer game on students' mathematics achievement and motivation, and the role of prior mathematics knowledge, computer skill, and English language skill on their achievement and motivation as they played the game. A total of 193 students and 10 teachers participated in this study. The teacherswere randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. A mixed method of quantitative and interviews were used with Multivariate Analysis of Co-Variance to analyze the data.
The results indicated significant improvement of the achievement of the experimental versus control group. No significant improvement was found in the motivation of the groups. Students who played the games in their classrooms and school labs reported greater motivation  compared to the ones who played the games only in the school labs. Prior knowledge, computer and English language skill did not play significant roles in achievement and motivation of the experimental group.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Mansureh Kebritchi
Atsusi Hirumi
Haiyan Bai
Year of Publication: 
2010
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Computers & Education
Volume: 
55
Edition: 
2010
Pages: 
427-443
Date Published: 
Monday, May 17, 2010
Publication Language: 
English
DOI: 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.007

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