ERIC Number: ED564075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education
Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria, Ed.; Mavrou, Katerina, Ed.; Paparistodemou, Efi, Ed.
Despite increased interest in mobile devices as learning tools, the amount of available primary research studies on their integration into mathematics teaching and learning is still relatively small due to the novelty of these technologies. "Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education" presents the best practices in mathematics education research and teaching practice by providing an account of current and future trends and issues in mobile mathematics learning and associated technologies and educational methodologies. This edited volume approaches a broad audience including researchers and practitioners interested in the exploitation of mobile technologies in mathematics teaching and learning, as well as mathematics teachers at all levels. This premier reference source compiles the best practices and recommended processes for effectively utilizing the vast capabilities of mobile technologies in the mathematics classroom through a collection of chapters covering topics including, but not limited to, touch-enabled virtual mapping, perceptual learning technologies, mobile teaching, statistics apps for mobile devices, smartphones for the visually impaired, pedagogical and instructional design, and touch screen interfaces in algebraic instruction. Follwing a foreword (Celia Hoyles, Richard Noss, Tim Erickson) and a preface (Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou, Efi Paparistodemou), the following chapters are presented: (1) Students' Kinaesthetic Interactions with a Touch-Enabled Virtual Mapping Tool (Theodosia Prodromou, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Andreas O. Kyriakides); (2) Graspable Mathematics: Using Perceptual Learning Technology to Discover Algebraic Notation (Erin Ottmar, David Landy, Erik Weitnauer, Rob Goldstone); (3) Whatever Be Their Number: Counting on the Visible, the Audible, and the Tangible (Nathalie Sinclair, David Pimm); (4) Learning Maths with Mobiles: Cross-Cultural Design of Technology with Experiences in South-Africa and Finland (Teija Vainio, Tanja Walsh); (5) Investigating the Mathematics of Inaccessible Objects: Algebra Videos with iPads (Susan Staats, David Ernst, Shelley Berken, Douglas Robertson); (6) Changing Children's Stance towards Mathematics through Mobile Teaching: The Case of Robot A.L.E.X. (Andreas O. Kyriakides, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Theodosia Prodromou); (7) Off-Line Communication in Mathematics Using Mobile Devices (Pierre Clanché, Antonín Jancarík, Jarmila Novotná); (8) An Exploration of Developing Mathematics Content for Mobile Learning (Vani Kalloo, Permanand Mohan); (9) Introducing iPads into Primary Mathematics Classrooms: Teachers' Experiences and Pedagogies (Catherine Attard); (10) A Multimodal Discourse on the Use of Touch Enabled Mobile Devices for Mathematics Education (Jenny Lane); (11) Probability and Statistics Apps for Mobile Devices: A Review (Howard P. Edwards); (12) Microworlds: Influencing Children's Approaches to Linear Equations (Stuart Cork); and (13) Using Smartphones for Orientation Training for the Visually Impaired (Georgios Stylianou, Katerina Mavrou). A section about the contributors and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Best Practices, Educational Trends, Computer Oriented Programs, Algebra, Video Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Experience, Statistics, Electronic Learning, Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Orientation, Foreign Countries
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