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dc.contributor.authorLarkin, Kevin
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Tom Lowrie and Professor Robyn Jorgensen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-23T01:08:49Z
dc.date.available2018-02-23T01:08:49Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn9789401795173
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-9517-3_13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/86804
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, applications (apps) for iPads are increasingly being used to support learning in primary school contexts. Current estimates put the number of available educational apps at the iTunes store at approximately 500,000. Many of these apps contain mathematical content and purport to improve students' mathematics ability. Despite their availability, overall ease of use, and low price, significant questions remain as to their appropriateness in helping students develop mathematical knowledge. Three quantitative measures, previously used in other research to investigate digital technology use and student learning, were modified to meet the specific demands of evaluating apps. This chapter reports on the findings of a long-term research project that comprehensively reviewed mathematical apps to determine their usefulness for primary school students. It found that although the majority of apps provide little more than edutainment, a core group of apps were highly effective in supporting students in their development of mathematics knowledge.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleDigital games and mathematics learning: Potential, promises and pitfalls
dc.relation.ispartofchapter13
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom251
dc.relation.ispartofpageto276
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130208
dc.title"An App! An App! My Kingdom for an App": An 18-month quest to determine whether apps support mathematical knowledge building
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Springer. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.
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gro.griffith.authorLarkin, Kevin M.


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