A framework for categorising mobile applications in mathematics education

Boris Handal, Joe El-Khoury, Chris Campbell, Michael Cavanagh

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    Abstract

    New learning technologies have brought fresh challenges to teachers in selecting appropriate educational resources, particularly in regards to mobile devices. There are an impressive number of educational mobile learning applications, more commonly known as apps, that teachers need to understand before integrating them into the classroom. To make this process more effective, educational apps can be categorised on their specific role in the teaching and learning of mathematics along with their media richness. A framework of nine distinct categories of apps emerged, grouped into three main clusters, namely, investigative, productivity and instructive tools. The framework was validated with examples from a K-12 context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2013 (19th Annual UniServe Science Conference) September 19th - September 21st 2013 Australian National University and University of Canberra
    Subtitle of host publicationStudents in transition – the learners’ journey
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherUniversity of Sydney
    Pages142-147
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780987183422
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventAustralian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (19th : 2013) - Canberra
    Duration: 19 Sep 201321 Sep 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (19th : 2013)
    CityCanberra
    Period19/09/1321/09/13

    Keywords

    • mobile
    • learning
    • apps
    • mathematics
    • smartphone
    • tablets

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