Virtual Reality Potential Role in Numeracy Concepts using Virtual Manipulatives

Lamya Daghestani, Robert D. Ward, Zhijie Xu, Hana Al-Nuaim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Science and Engineering / 690
Subtitle of host publicationInternet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (ACSE 2010)
EditorsA. Rafea
PublisherACTA Press
Pages249-255
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780889868311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development African Conference: Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 15 Mar 201017 Mar 2010
https://www.iasted.org/conferences/pastinfo-690.html

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development African Conference
Abbreviated titleAfricaIMSA 2010
CountryEgypt
CitySharm El Sheikh
Period15/03/1017/03/10
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    Daghestani, L., Ward, R. D., Xu, Z., & Al-Nuaim, H. (2010). Virtual Reality Potential Role in Numeracy Concepts using Virtual Manipulatives. In A. Rafea (Ed.), Advances in Computer Science and Engineering / 690: Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (ACSE 2010) (pp. 249-255). [690-011] ACTA Press. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2010.690-011