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ERIC Number: EJ1178352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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iPads in the Mathematics Classroom: Developing Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Learning Apps
Harrison, Taylor R.; Lee, Hollylynne S.
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, v6 n2 p155-172 2018
Over the last several years, iPads have become increasingly popular in the classroom. The number of available apps that could be used in the mathematics classroom are countless, but some make better mathematical learning tools than others. This research presents a set of sixteen criteria that can be used to evaluate the potential of an iPad app to be an effective mathematical learning tool. A review of the existing literature on digital learning objects and on iPads and tablet PCs in the classroom is conducted. The evaluation instrument is presented, along with a discussion of each of the sixteen criteria. The instrument is then applied to seven apps designed for learning algebraic concepts. From this sample of seven apps, common themes are examined. Implications for educators, designers, and for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Criteria, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts, Instructional Design, Interaction, Program Content, Feedback (Response), Usability
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya, 42090, Turkey. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://ijemst.com
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