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Virtual reality potential role in numeracy concepts using virtual manipulatives

Daghestani, L., Ward, Robert D., Xu, Zhijie and Al-Nuaim, H. (2010) Virtual reality potential role in numeracy concepts using virtual manipulatives. In: Advances in Computer Science and Engineering: Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference (ACSE 2010). ACTA Press, Calgary, Canada, pp. 249-255. ISBN 978889868311

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Abstract

The adoption of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies in educational continues to offer new possibilities and challenges to virtual learning environments. VR opens new realms in the field of elementary math and creates effective learning experiences for students especially in numeracy concept using Virtual Manipulatives (VM). This study investigated whether or not students who used 3-Dimensional VM would out-perform students who used 2-Dimensional VM on numeracy concepts exercises (integer addition and subtraction). Results showed that students made significant achievement gains in numeracy concepts using 3-Dimensional VM. The general conclusion is that the VR supported students‟ learning of these concepts.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Paper presented at The Sixth IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering~ACSE 2010~March 15 – 17, 2010 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing > Visualisation, Interaction and Vision
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 09:51
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 12:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7386

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