Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Jurgen Symanzik

Abstract

A team of students, artists, and researchers at the Center for Game Science at the

University of Washington are trying to create video games that can discover optimal

pathways for learning. They have focused so far on early mathematics education,

including topics such as fractions and algebra, which are some of the main bottlenecks

preventing students from pursuing a career in science. As a result, the educational

on-line game \Refraction" was created, which is aimed at students who start learning

fraction computations. When the students are playing the game online, all the data

and information, such as mouse movements and mouse clicks, are stored in datasets

of dierent formats. In this MS report, we will develop functions in the R software

environment that will allow other researchers to easily process and manipulate the

data generated from this game for future statistical analyses.

11-5-2013

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