Share Paper: The Role of Design Features in the Affordances of Digital Math Games

  1. Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Utah State University, United States
  2. Christina Lommatsch, Utah State University, United States
  3. Kristy Litster, Utah State University, United States
  4. M. Jill Ashby, Utah State University, United States
  5. Allison Roxburgh, Utah State University, United States
Tuesday, March 27 10:15-10:45 AM Banneker

Abstract: This paper reports on a large clinical study with 193 children (Grades 3-6) who interacted with 12 digital math games during clinical interviews Children completed a pretest, interacted with the digital math games, completed a posttest, and answered questions about their interactions with the games During the interviews, researchers used two video perspectives to capture children’s interactions and onscreen gestures Mixed methods were employed to analyze pretest and posttest data and to examine how the design features in each digital game afforded learning opportunities for children The results showed that children exhibited different levels of awareness of the design features, ...