Teaching Fundamental Math Concepts: There's an App for That ... Or is There?

Jennifer Wall (Northwest Missouri State University, USA) and Michael P. Rogers (Northwest Missouri State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 287
EISBN13: 9781466680999|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6497-5.ch013
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Abstract

The use of mobile devices such as iPads to improve mathematics teaching and learning is on the rise. Parents are using them to informally teach their children (Franklin, 2011), teachers are using them for drill and practice (Murray & Olcese, 2011), and even politicians and administrators are pushing for more use of mobile technologies in classrooms (Murray & Olcese, 2011). With the increased prominence of iPads in the classroom—by 2013 Apple had sold 8 million iPads directly to educational institutions (Etherington, 2013)—the need for well-designed apps has never been greater. In this chapter, the authors explore what makes a good app, what to do when you cannot find the app that you need, and discuss how to successfully deploy apps in the elementary school classroom.
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