Mathematics experiences with digital games: Gender, geographic location and preference

Thomas Lowrie, Robyn Jorgensen, Tracy Logan

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Abstract

Numerous digital games contain mathematics ideas and representations. This study investigated the game playing preference of 410 Australian students who classified the types of mathematics content and ideas present in digital games they played in out-of-school contexts. The results of the study revealed significant gender differences in the type of games primary-aged students played. Females tended to prefer playing games that required logic and problem solving while males preferred games that contained maps. Results also revealed an interaction effect between gender and geographic location. In each case, gender differences were more pronounced in non-metropolitan locations than metropolitan locations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPME36
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities to learn in mathematics education
EditorsT.Y. Tso
PublisherPME
Pages185-192
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference - Taipai, Taiwan, China
Duration: 18 Jul 201222 Jul 2012

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ConferenceInternational Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference
CountryChina
Period18/07/1222/07/12

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Lowrie, T., Jorgensen, R., & Logan, T. (2012). Mathematics experiences with digital games: Gender, geographic location and preference. In T. Y. Tso (Ed.), PME36: Opportunities to learn in mathematics education (pp. 185-192). PME.
Lowrie, Thomas ; Jorgensen, Robyn ; Logan, Tracy. / Mathematics experiences with digital games : Gender, geographic location and preference. PME36: Opportunities to learn in mathematics education. editor / T.Y. Tso. PME, 2012. pp. 185-192
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Lowrie, T, Jorgensen, R & Logan, T 2012, Mathematics experiences with digital games: Gender, geographic location and preference. in TY Tso (ed.), PME36: Opportunities to learn in mathematics education. PME, pp. 185-192, International Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference, China, 18/07/12.

Mathematics experiences with digital games : Gender, geographic location and preference. / Lowrie, Thomas; Jorgensen, Robyn; Logan, Tracy.

PME36: Opportunities to learn in mathematics education. ed. / T.Y. Tso. PME, 2012. p. 185-192.

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