Title

Games: A catalyst for learning or busy work?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

8769

Comments

Marshall, L., & Swan, P. (2009). Games: A catalyst for learning or busy work?. In 22ND BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS INC. (p. 146).

Abstract

There is an assumption that the use of mathematics games is common in primary classrooms. This raises the question as to whether the use of these games improves outcomes for children. Teachers were invited to participate in a study to examine the use of games in school. We analyse some of the data from the literature and will share the criteria used by teachers when choosing games for their classrooms. A variety of games will be presented and participants will be invited to examine these games and develop their own set of criteria, which may be compared to those in this study.

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