Share Paper: Exploring the Use of Mathematics Apps for Elementary School Students

  1. Robin Kay, UOIT, Canada
  2. Sharon Lauricella, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Abstract: Previous research on the use of apps in elementary school classrooms has employed general measures of attitude and learning performance to assess overall tablet use. This study uses a reliable, validated metric for attitude and content-based learning performance measures based on Bloom’s revised taxonomy (Anderson and Krathwohl, 2001) to examine the use of mathematics apps. Based on survey and open-ended responses from 127 grade 4 to 6 students, the majority of students rated the design, engagement and learning value of apps highly. Additionally, learning performance improved significantly for remembering (61% increase), understanding (21% increase) and application (23% increase) knowledge categories. ...