Accession Number:

ADA009364

Title:

Training Mathematics Skills with Games

Descriptive Note:

Research and evaluation rept. Jul 1973-Dec 1974

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The goal of this study was to test the efficacy of using games presented on the PLATO IV instructional system to provide remedial mathematics training for Basic ElectricityElectronics BEE School trainees. Two learning tasks which provide the most difficulty for students were selected and instructionally programmed for the PLATO IV system. Drill and practice routines for the two tasks were prepared in three methods. Two games were designed which utilized PLATO IV display capabilities, along with a conventional problem presentation followed by answer feedback routine. A group of students was assigned to each of the counterbalanced order of the independent tasks. Within each group, students received one of the six possible combinations of the three methods conventional and two games.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE