A Teachable-Agent Arithmetic Game’s effects on Mathematics Understanding, Attitude and Self-Efficacy

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Abstract

A teachable-agent arithmetic game is presented and evaluated in terms of student performance, attitude and self-efficacy. An experimental pre-post study design was used, enrolling 153 3rd and 5th grade students in Sweden. The playing group showed significantly larger gains in math performance and self-efficacy beliefs, but not in general attitude towards math, than the control groups. The contributions in relation to previous work include a new educational game being evaluated, and an emphasis on self-efficacy in the study as a strong predictor of math achievements.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Learning

Keywords

  • teachable agents, mathematics achievement, attitude, self-efficacy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIED 2011, LNAI 6738
EditorsSusan Bull, Gautam Biswas
PublisherSpringer
Pages247-255
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventThe 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2011 Jun 272011 Jul 2

Conference

ConferenceThe 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period2011/06/272011/07/02