Investigating preschool children's mathematical engagement in multimedia collaborative environment
The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) toinvestigate the effects of preschool children's mathematical engagement inmultimedia collaborative learning (MCL) on various skills of mathematicalknowledge; and (b) to examine the differential effects of MCL on mathematicalknowledge of younger (M = 4.5) vs. older (M = 5.5) preschoolers. Participantswere 76 preschoolers from four kindergartens who were assigned randomly to twolearning conditions. One group was exposed to a multimedia environment withcollaborative learning (MCL), and the second group was exposed to collaborativelearning without multimedia (CL). Findings indicated that the MCL preschoolersimproved significantly on various skills of procedural and conceptual knowledgeregarding numbers and operations over the CL preschoolers. Positive effects ofthe MCL condition were found on both the younger and older preschoolers.However, the younger MCL preschoolers improved their mathematical knowledgemore than the older ones. The theoretical and practical implications ofcollaborative and multimedia learning are discussed
Kramarski, B., & Weiss, I. (2007).
Investigating preschool children's mathematical engagement in multimedia collaborative environment. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 6 (3), 411-432.
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