Why power and careers with mathematics

How middle school students responded in a virtual world

Cliff Zintgraff, Edward J. Fuller

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Abstract

Middle school students participated in WhyPower, a virtual power plant activity in Whyville, a learning-based virtual world for teens and tweens. Pre- And post-activity surveys included measurement of interest in careers involving mathematics. Statistical analysis revealed that students with strong positive views of mathematics-related careers were unaffected, but other students moved strongly toward interest in careers involving mathematics. Citing related literature, the authors speculate that student self-efficacy may have increased as students virtually experienced mathematics-related careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages538-539
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390415
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2016Jul 28 2016

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period7/25/167/28/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Zintgraff, C., & Fuller, E. J. (2016). Why power and careers with mathematics: How middle school students responded in a virtual world. In Proceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016 (pp. 538-539). [7757045] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2016.144
Zintgraff, Cliff ; Fuller, Edward J. / Why power and careers with mathematics : How middle school students responded in a virtual world. Proceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 538-539
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Zintgraff C, Fuller EJ. Why power and careers with mathematics: How middle school students responded in a virtual world. In Proceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 538-539. 7757045 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2016.144