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
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; AND/OR
  • Report your article's cited by count in ERIC. If you don't see a cited by number, you can search for your article title in Web of Science or Google Scholar to see if either of those have a cited by number

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

 

Books (bonus):

Go to the Smart Search page
Search by keyword
Limit yourself to Books in the right column
When you find a 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

Resources for the Game

Scoring

Articles (15 Points Maximum)

 

Scholarly

On Topic

Current

Significant

Cited in APA
(mostly correctly)

TOTAL

Article 1   

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

5 points

Article 2   

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

5 points

Article 3   

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

5 points

Book (5 Points Maximum)

 

In Catalog

On Topic

Found Review

Book Cited in APA
(mostly correctly)

Review cited in APA
(mostly correctly)

TOTAL

Book   

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 point

1 points

5 points

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