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Digital Escape Room, Using Genial.Ly and A Breakout to Learn Algebra at Secondary Education Level in Spain

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Facultad de Educación, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), 26006 La Rioja, Spain
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Departamento de Matemáticas y Computación, Universidad de La Rioja, 26006 La Rioja, Spain
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(10), 271; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10100271
Received: 3 September 2020 / Revised: 17 September 2020 / Accepted: 22 September 2020 / Published: 1 October 2020
One of the main objectives in mathematics education is to motivate students due to the fact that their interest in this area is often very low. The use of different technologies, as well as gamification in the classroom, can help us to meet this goal. In this case, it is presented the use of two techniques, which are a digital escape room, using Genial.ly and a breakout, for learning algebra in the third course of secondary education. To carry out the experience, a comparison of the course 2018/2019 and the course 2019/2020 is made. Students of both courses completed an exam of algebraic fractions and then an equations exam; the exams were done in the course 2019/2020 taken after having used the techniques. The results show that there are low significant differences between both courses in the algebraic fractions exam qualifications, but those of the equations exam were significant, with a difference of almost two points, which led us to conclude that the use of this techniques improved the qualifications of students. Finally, the perception that students had of the experience was very positive, as shown by the data obtained and allowed them to improve their knowledge as well as their motivation and teamwork. View Full-Text
Keywords: Genial.ly; algebra; escape room; digital; breakout; secondary education Genial.ly; algebra; escape room; digital; breakout; secondary education
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Jiménez, C.; Arís, N.; Magreñán Ruiz, Á.A.; Orcos, L. Digital Escape Room, Using Genial.Ly and A Breakout to Learn Algebra at Secondary Education Level in Spain. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 271. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10100271

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Jiménez C, Arís N, Magreñán Ruiz ÁA, Orcos L. Digital Escape Room, Using Genial.Ly and A Breakout to Learn Algebra at Secondary Education Level in Spain. Education Sciences. 2020; 10(10):271. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10100271

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Jiménez, Cristina, Nuria Arís, Ángel A. Magreñán Ruiz, and Lara Orcos. 2020. "Digital Escape Room, Using Genial.Ly and A Breakout to Learn Algebra at Secondary Education Level in Spain" Education Sciences 10, no. 10: 271. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10100271

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