10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list


Contributed Paper C288

 

Digital Games as Tools for Enhancing Statistics Instruction in the Early Years: A Teaching Intervention within a Grade 2 Mathematics Classroom


Authors

Loucas Tsouccas (Cyprus)
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris (Cyprus)
Efi Paparistodemou (Cyprus)

Presenter

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris (Cyprus)

Abstract

The current article presents a case study that explored the potential of well-designed, mobile educational game apps for enhancing the early statistics curriculum. A teaching intervention took place in a rural Grade 2 (ages 7-8) primary classroom in Cyprus, aimed to integrate mobile game apps Electric Company Prankster Planet and Kahoot! within the mathematics curriculum, so as to support learning of key ideas related to data collection, analysis and tabular and graphical representation. The main insights gained from the study indicate that the appropriate exploitation of digital games can motivate young children and help them internalize important concepts related to data analysis and probability.