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Conceptual Understanding of Multiplicative Properties Through Endogenous Digital Game Play

Abstract This study purposed to determine the effect of an endogenously designed instructional game on conceptual understanding of the associative and distributive properties of multiplication. Additional this study sought to investigate if performance on measures of conceptual understanding taken prior to and after game play could serve as predictors of game performance. Three versions of an instructional game, Shipping Express, were designed for the purposes of this study. The endogenous version of Shipping Express integrated the associative and distributive properties of multiplication within the mechanics, while the exogenous version had the instructional content separate from game play. A total of 111 fourth and fifth graders were randomly assi... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Denham, Andre R. (Author) / Nelson, Brian C. (Advisor) / Atkinson, Robert K. (Committee member) / Middleton, James (Committee member) / Vanlehn, Kurt (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational technology / Mathematics education / endogenous / game design / gameplay / multiplication / properties / video games
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 125 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Technology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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