Mathematics: MTH 595 Lit Review Game

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MTH 595 Lit Review Game

In this game you will compete against your classmates to create the best (mini) literature review on gaming in mathematics education! See below for instructions and resources.

Your Objective

Find three (3) scholarly articles in the ERIC (ProQuest) database on the use of games in math education.

To qualify: You must find and cite 3 scholarly articles

To win: Your 3 scholarly articles must be:

  • Relevant (on topic)

  • Current (within the last 5 years)

  • Significant (impactful in the field)

BONUS! For extra points, find a book on your topic in the CMU Libraries Smart Search catalog (any year), and find a published review of it (Amazon and Goodreads don't count!).

Instructions

Articles:

Go to ERIC (ProQuest) (linked above, right)
Search by keyword
Limit yourself to Scholarly Journals in the left column
Limit yourself to last five years in the left column
Choose an article
Make a case for why it's significant:

  • Find the journal title in Journal Citation Reports and see if the impact factor is greater than 1; this is worth 5 points.
    AND
  • Report your article's cited by count in ERIC (ProQuest). If you don't see a cited by number, you can search for your article title in Web of Science or Google Scholar (both linked above, right) to see if either of those have a cited by number; if the cited by number is greater than 5 in any one source (not all sources combined), this is worth 5 points.

Repeat these steps for articles two and three
Cite your three articles using APA style
Turn in your three article citations and the significance information for each 

 

Book (bonus):

Go to the Smart Search page (linked above, right)
Search by keyword
Limit yourself to Books in the right column
When you find a relevant book, search the title to see if you can find a review (usually an article with the same title)
If you can't find a review there, try Google Scholar (link to the right)
Cite your book (and the review if you find one) in APA style
Turn in your citations

Rules

Your keywords (and the articles you find) must be related to gaming in mathematics education, but can be tweaked toward an aspect of that topic that interests you (e.g., smartphone apps; elementary education).

You can't compare articles you're using with your classmates - there will be bonus points awarded for unique articles.

You can ask Dr. Dias or Prof. Renirie for help with clarifications or technical issues, but we will not be advising on keyword or article choice.

Resources for the Game

Scoring

Articles

 

Scholarly

On Topic

Current

Significant

Cited in APA
(mostly correctly)

TOTAL

Unique

Article 1

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

50 points

X2

Article 2

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

50 points

X2

Article 3

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

50 points

X2

 

IF your article is unique (no one else in class used it) you get double points! You can earn double points for each unique article you have.

Book

 

In Catalog

On Topic

Found Review

Book Cited in APA (mostly correctly)

Review Cited in APA (mostly correctly)

TOTAL

Unique

Book

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

10 points

50 points

X2

IF your book is unique (no one else in class used it) you get double points!

The following people will win EXTRA points!

  • Winner (highest score): 100 points

  • Second place: 50 points

  • Third place: 20 points

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