Digital games: Creating new opportunities for mathematics learning

Robyn Jorgensen, Thomas Lowrie

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    Abstract

    Drawing on the work of James Gee in literacy, we apply his contemporary approach to not only the knowledge systems of mathematics but also the processes by which school mathematics can be learned through the digital games environment. Using a number of games, and young people working these games, we propose that there are novel ways to learn not only many of the concepts that are integral to school mathematics, but such concepts can be learned in ways that are deep. The games environment offers an engaging environment that is substantially different from that experienced in formal school settings. We suggest that many of the principles that underpin the games environment may create new opportunities for teaching and learning that will (re)engage learners and learning of school mathematics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Biennial Conference and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Subtitle of host publicationMathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices
    EditorsJulie Clark, Barry Kissane, Judith Mousley, Toby Spencer, Steve Thornton
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages406-413
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781875900695
    ISBN (Print)9781875900701
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event23rd AAMT Biennial Conference and the 34th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference
    - Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
    Duration: 03 Jul 201107 Jul 2011
    https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2011_MERGA_CP.aspx (Conference proceedings)

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    Conference23rd AAMT Biennial Conference and the 34th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference
    Abbreviated titleMathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAlice Springs
    Period03/07/1107/07/11
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