Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the European University Cyprus, and Director of the Research Laboratory in ICT-Enhanced Education. She has a PhD in Mathematics Education (University of Texas at Austin, 2000), an MSc in Statistics (University of Texas at Austin, 1994), an MSc in Engineering (University of Texas at Austin, 1998), an MA in Open and Distance Learning (UK Open University, 2008), a BA in Mathematics (University of Texas at Austin, 1993), and Teacher’s Diploma in Elementary Education (Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus, 1990). Her research work focuses on the study of issues related to the teaching and learning of statistics, while at the same time equally contributing to several other areas of mathematics, science, and technology education. She has established a respected research record through numerous publications in scholarly international journals and edited volumes, and has been able to attract considerable funding from national and international sources. Her research record includes the coordination of multiple EU funded projects.

Publications

Integrating Mobile Devices in the Mathematics Curriculum: A Case Study of a Primary School in Cyprus
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Efi Paparistodemou, Christiana M. Christou. © 2019. 19 pages.
The case study took place in a primary school in Cyprus (student ages 6-12), which implemented a two-year multifaceted professional development program aimed at the effective...
Early Statistical Reasoning: An Exploratory Study of Primary School Students' Use of a Dynamic Statistics Software Package for Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Irene Kleanthous, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2018. 18 pages.
This paper explores the potential of dynamic statistics software for supporting the early teaching and learning of statistical and probabilistic concepts integrated within the...
Projecting the Future of Cloud Computing in Education: A Foresight Study Using the Delphi Method
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Kostis Koutsopoulos. © 2018. 29 pages.
Technological advances have provided the opportunity to create entirely new learning environments. A major technological breakthrough that has sparked innovation to most human...
Technology Adoption in Higher Education: A Cross-National Study of University Faculty Perceptions, Attitudes, and Practices
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou, Piedade Vaz-Rebelo, Silvio Santos, Pekka Tenhonen, Mona Riska, Maria Sundstrom, Lehti Pilt. © 2017. 23 pages.
This chapter presents the results of a study on faculty perceptions and practices regarding the use of videos and other technological tools in higher education. The research was...
Students' Kinaesthetic Interactions with a Touch-Enabled Virtual Mapping Tool
Theodosia Prodromou, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Andreas O. Kyriakides. © 2016. 22 pages.
Recent technology advances have substantially changed the way we teach and learn mathematics providing educators with opportunities for creating novel inquiry-based learning...
Early Statistical Reasoning: An Exploratory Study of Primary School Students' Use of a Dynamic Statistics Software Package for Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Irene Kleanthous, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2016. 16 pages.
This paper explores the potential of dynamic statistics software for supporting the early teaching and learning of statistical and probabilistic concepts integrated within the...
Teaching Mathematics with Tablet PCs: A Professional Development Program Targeting Primary School Teachers
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou, George Stylianou, Stephanos Mavromoustakos, George Christou. © 2015. 23 pages.
Declining interest in mathematics and the need to raise the educational standards of youth in this discipline set a critical agenda for the revision of pedagogical practices....
A Case Study of Primary School Students' Use of a Dynamic Statistics Software Package for Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Irene Kleanthous, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2015. 19 pages.
This chapter explores the potential of dynamic statistics software for supporting the teaching and learning of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. It shares the...
Teaching Mathematics with Tablet PCs: A Professional Development Program Targeting Primary School Teachers
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou, George Stylianou, Stephanos Mavromoustakos, George Christou. © 2015. 23 pages.
Declining interest in mathematics and the need to raise the educational standards of youth in this discipline set a critical agenda for the revision of pedagogical practices....
Web-Based Simulations for the Training of Mathematics Teachers
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou. © 2015. 24 pages.
A crucial step in learning to fly an airplane is to use a simulator, where the risks are minimized or even eliminated, and similar problems and hazards can be replayed and...
Flying a Math Class?: Using Web-Based Simulations in Primary Teacher Training and Education
Katerina Mavrou, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2015. 27 pages.
This chapter presents a pilot exploratory case study that seeks to bridge the classic gap between teacher preparation and practice by exploiting the affordances offered by...
Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou, Efi Paparistodemou. © 2015. 341 pages.
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...
Students' Kinaesthetic Interactions with a Touch-Enabled Virtual Mapping Tool
Theodosia Prodromou, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Andreas O. Kyriakides. © 2015. 23 pages.
Recent technology advances have substantially changed the way we teach and learn mathematics providing educators with opportunities for creating novel inquiry-based learning...
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. © 2015. 24 pages.
In this chapter, we argue for the importance of embedding computer programming into existing mathematics curricula through the use of educational games apps. We illustrate the...
Flying a Math Class?: Using Web-Based Simulations in Primary Teacher Training and Education
Katerina Mavrou, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2014. 27 pages.
This chapter presents a pilot exploratory case study that seeks to bridge the classic gap between teacher preparation and practice by exploiting the affordances offered by...
Integrating Game-Enhanced Mathematics Learning into the Pre-Service Training of Teachers
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2014. 21 pages.
Mathematical literacy is a core literacy that functions as a critical gatekeeper for participation in many aspects of modern society. Research has shown that the way mathematics...
Online Communities of Practice as Vehicles for Teacher Professional Development
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2014. 25 pages.
The affordances offered by modern Internet technologies provide new opportunities for the pre-service and in-service training of teachers, making it possible to overcome the...
Web-Based Simulations for the Training of Mathematics Teachers
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Katerina Mavrou. © 2013. 33 pages.
A crucial step in learning to fly an airplane is to use a simulator, where the risks are minimized or even eliminated, and similar problems and hazards can be replayed and...
Integrating Game-Enhanced Mathematics Learning into the Pre-Service Training of Teachers
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2013. 21 pages.
Mathematical literacy is a core literacy that functions as a critical gatekeeper for participation in many aspects of modern society. Research has shown that the way mathematics...
Supporting the Development of College-Level Students’ Conceptions of Statistical Inference
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2013. 34 pages.
The transition from descriptive to inferential statistics is a known area of difficulty for students taking introductory statistics courses. This chapter shares the experiences...
Online Communities of Practice as Vehicles for Teacher Professional Development
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris. © 2012. 25 pages.
The affordances offered by modern Internet technologies provide new opportunities for the pre-service and in-service training of teachers, making it possible to overcome the...
SMASH: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Parent Education in Math and Science
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Efi Paparistodemou. © 2012. 26 pages.
Acknowledging the central role of parents in children’s learning, the EU-funded project SMASH aims to raise the educational standards of European youth in mathematics and science...
SMASH: Blended Training for Parent Education in Mathematics and Science
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Efstathios Mavrotheris. © 2010. 22 pages.
At a time when mathematics and science provide essential knowledge tools and the foundations for lifelong learning skills, cross-national studies of student achievement in Europe...