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The effects of modern mathematics computer games on mathematics achievement and class motivation
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Computers & Education Volume 55, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

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 teachers were 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.

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Kebritchi, M., Hirumi, A. & Bai, H. (2010). The effects of modern mathematics computer games on mathematics achievement and class motivation. Computers & Education, 55(2), 427-443. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 26, 2021 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.007

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