Learning math with tablet devices: An exploratory study examining time spent on the app in academic performance.

ID: 51318 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Hsiao-chi Chang Tzeng, University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, United States

Thursday, June 22 4:35-4:55 PM

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Emerging research suggests that interactions with multi-touch devices may potentially support the development of specific mathematical skills and strategies (Baccaglini-Frank and Maracci 2015). Montrieux et al. (2015) also found that the use of tablet devices in the classroom setting has an impact on both teaching and learning practices. Moyer et al. (2002) also described how visual apps provided opportunities for constructing mathematic knowledge. However, do students still actually benefit from that? Did they increase their level of knowledge? Shuler (2012) described little research had examined the effect of mathematics apps for children’s learning despite the popularity of app usage on touch-screen devices. The purpose of this study is to examine whether time spent on the app has any effect on students’ learning in math.


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