The Effects Of Mathematics Activities Enriched With Game Elements On Students’ Success, Attitude And Motivation,


Galiç S., Yıldız B.

2nd International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Technology Education, Bursa, Turkey, 19 - 22 November 2020, pp.371

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.371

Abstract

Differentiated instruction is a way of teaching approaches which is applied to content, process, product or learning environment according to students’ readiness, interests and learner profiles. Enrichment which is one of the differentiation strategies can be defined as the student’s work on any subject or area by deeply. While the use of game elements positively affects students 'academic achievement, attitude and motivation, the aim of this study is to examine the effect of mathematics activities enrıchment with game elements which are choose according to the students’ learner profiles on mathematics achievement, attitudes and motivation towards mathematics. There were total 24 students from 6th grades, 12 students in experimental and 24 students in control group. Since there was no random assignment, the level determination test was applied to both groups before the implementation to ensure that the academic levels of the groups were equal. Mathematics academic achievement, attitude and motivation tests were applied as pre-test in experimental and control groups. Additionally, in the experimental group, learning profiles scales which is developed by researchers in order to determine students’ player type was used. As a result of these data, game elements were defined. Mathematics activities enrichment with those game elements was designed and the course had been taught. As a result of the application, academic success, attitude and motivation tests were applied as a post-test in the experimental and control groups again. The data obtained were analysed and reported with non-parametric tests. As a result the effectiveness of mathematics activities enriched with game elements was examined on students’ academic achievement, attitude and motivation and the results were in favour of the experimental group according to motivation and attitudes.