Math detective: Digital game-based mathematical error dectection, correction and explanation

Hercy N.H. Cheng, Yi Ju Lin, Meng Wang, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

Students may inevitably make errors when learning mathematics. We should positively regard these errors, which could be used as a valuable learning resource. For this reason, this study designed a computer-based learning game, called Math Detective. The game comprised a learning process of error detection, correction and explanation. In this game, students can play the role of detectives to find out errors in multiplication and figure out the reasons. A questionnaire was carried out to preliminarily evaluate students' opinions about their own performance in the activity and the functions of the system. Although the results did not show any tendency for their self-rated performance, students thought the functions of the system helped them a lot. Even so, more design on assisting them to explain errors still needed to be provided and investigated in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015
EditorsNian-Shing Chen, Tzu-Chien Liu, Kinshuk, Ronghuai Huang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Demetrios G. Sampson, Chin-Chung Tsai
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages122-126
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467373333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 14 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015 - Hualien, Taiwan
Duration: Jul 6 2015Jul 9 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityHualien
Period7/6/157/9/15

Keywords

  • Error detection and correction
  • Mathematical errors
  • Primary education
  • Self-explanation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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