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Holgersson, I., Barendregt, W., Rietz, E., Ottosson, T. & Lindström, B. (2016). Can children enhance their arithmetic competence by playing a specially designed computer game?. Cursiv [publisher: Institut for Didaktik, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskole, Aarhus Universitet, DK], 18, 177-188
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2016 (English)In: Cursiv [publisher: Institut for Didaktik, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskole, Aarhus Universitet, DK], ISSN 1901-8878, E-ISSN 1901-8886, Vol. 18, p. 177-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fingu is a game and a game platform using virtual manipulatives designed to help children develop competence and fluency with basic number combinations. We present results from an intervention lasting for seven to nine weeks, in which 82 children (5, 6, and 7 years old) were allowed to play the game as part of their ordinary preschool or school activities. The results showed significant positive differences between pre- and post-tests in four arithmetic measures, with moderate to large effect sizes. In contrast, most differences between post-tests and delayed post-tests were non-significant, with low or no effect sizes.

Keywords
Number sense, math games, virtual manipulatives, arithmetic competence
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15776 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 721-2009-5996
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I., Barendregt, W., Emanuelsson, J., Ottosson, T., Rietz, E. & Lindström, B. (2016). Fingu – a game to support children’s development of arithmetic competence: theory, design and empirical research. In: Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. (Ed.), International perspectives on teaching and learning mathematics with virtual manipulatives: . Springer International Publishing
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2016 (English)In: International perspectives on teaching and learning mathematics with virtual manipulatives / [ed] Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S., Springer International Publishing , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2016
Series
Mathematics Education in the Digital Era ; Vol. 7
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15072 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-32718-1_6 (DOI)000389449000007 ()978-3-319-32718-1 (ISBN)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Lindström, B., Holgersson, I. & Barendregt, W. (2016). Fingu - a game-based learning environment for development of flexible arithmetic competence. In: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016: . Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2531-2538). Chesapeake: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016, Chesapeake: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) , 2016, p. 2531-2538Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One of the key goals for mathematics education around the world is to ensure all children’s proficiency with numbers and more generally to have a flexible and adaptive understanding and knowledge of arithmetic. Game-based learning environments are means to support the development of such competence. In this paper we describe our design-based research on Fingu, an application that targets the understanding and mastering of the basic numbers 1 to 10 as part-whole relations. The aim of this paper is to present the design rationale of Fingu and empirical research conducted in Swedish pre-school and primary school settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chesapeake: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2016
Keywords
Early Childhood Education
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15470 (URN)
Conference
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016
Available from: 2016-05-30 Created: 2016-05-30 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I., Barendregt, W., Rietz, E., Ottosson, T. & Lindström, B. (2015). Can children enhance their arithmetic competence by playing an especially designed computer game?. In: : . Paper presented at Norsma 7.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fingu is a game and a game platform aimed at helping children 4 to 8 years old develop competence and fluency with basic addition combinations. We present results from an eight week intervention, where children, 5-, 6-, and 7 years old, have been allowed to play the game as part of their ordinary pre-school and school activities. Results show significant positive differences between pre- and post-tests in four arithmetic measures with modest to large effect sizes. In contrast most differences between post-tests and delayed-tests, when the children did not play the game, are non-significant with none or low effect sizes. Design principles and results are discussed with special emphasis on children who “struggle to learn math”.

National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15071 (URN)
Conference
Norsma 7
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-03-10Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I. (2014). Att arbeta med noteringar för att få syn på vad som händer i undervisningen. Stockholm: Skolverket
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15081 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I. (2014). Att arbeta med öppna uppgifter. Stockholm: Skolverket
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15074 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-05Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I., Ödmark, K. & Popov, O. (2014). Att göra noteringar och att auskultera. Stockholm: Skolverket
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15076 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I. (2014). Att utveckla elevernas problemlösningsförmåga. Stockholm: Skolverket
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15077 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I. (2014). Det dolda spelet i klassrummet. Stockholm: Skolverket
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15080 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, I. (2014). Förslag på problem att arbeta med. Stockholm: Skolverket
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15079 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved
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