Utilizing a collaborative "Cross Number Puzzle" game on group scribbles to develop students' computing ability of addition and subtraction

Yen Hua Chen, Tak Wai Chan, Chee Kit Looi, Yin Juan Shao, Chiu Pin Lin

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Abstract

While addition and subtraction is a key mathematical skill for young children, a typical activity for them in classrooms involves doing repetitive arithmetic calculation exercises. In this study, we explore a collaborative way for students to learn these skills. In our study, 52 students in Grade 4 (ages 10 or 11) participated in the study and were asked to solve arithmetic problems collaboratively as a group. This "Cross Number Puzzle" was also designed with the "feedback" mechanism to assist students' problem solving. In the two classes we studies, one class had the students played the game individually and the other class had the students play the game collaboratively. The low-ability students in the collaborative class were found to have made the most significant progress in arithmetic skills through playing this game.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationCSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference
Pages646-650
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 4 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.
Volume2

Conference

Conference9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period4/07/118/07/11

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