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ERIC Number: EJ1151803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Improving Preschoolers' Mathematics Achievement with Tablets: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Schacter, John; Jo, Booil
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v29 n3 p313-327 Sep 2017
With a randomized field experiment of 433 preschoolers, we tested a tablet mathematics program designed to increase young children's mathematics learning. Intervention students played Math Shelf, a comprehensive iPad preschool and year 1 mathematics app, while comparison children received research-based hands-on mathematics instruction delivered by their classroom teachers. After 22 weeks, there was a large and statistically significant effect on mathematics achievement for Math Shelf students (Cohen's d = 0.94). Moderator analyses demonstrated an even larger effect for low achieving children (Cohen's d = 1.27). These results suggest that early education teachers can improve their students' mathematics outcomes by integrating experimentally proven tablet software into their daily routines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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