Meaningful Play 2022 at Michigan State University

Paper Information

TitleExploring How a Simulation Game Connects Concrete and Abstract Learning
Presenter(s)Yilang Zhao
TimeWednesday, October 12, 11:00a-12:00p
LocationLake Michigan
FormatPaper Presentation
DescriptionVector addition learning can be challenging due to its abstractness. In this study, a "concreteness fading" intervention was designed to help learners establish a more grounded understanding of vector addition. This paper examines the in-between "fading" stage that incorporates a simulation game to connect concrete learning that involves physical activities and abstract learning that relies on symbols. By implementing the same color code, context, and problem-solving process, the simulation game is able to bridge concrete and abstract learning.

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