How children's creation of money math games aided their understanding of money was investigated. Two second grade classrooms from the same school participated. Twenty-four children from one classroom created money math games and 25 children from the other classroom served as a control group for the project. The children who made games were divided into groups according to how they chose to integrate money into their game. Some chose to internally integrate money into their game, while others made games in which the money was externally integrated. Pre-project and post-project tests on money concepts allowed comparison of these two groups as well as comparison with the control group. Post-project test scores were significantly higher than pre-project test scores in all groups. However, none of the groups had significantly different increases in test scores. How the game creation project was additionally beneficial to the students was also examined.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
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Smith, Kelly E.
"Children's Creation of Money Math Games,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 2:
1, Article 36.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol2/iss1/36