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Numeracy education through mobile apps
Australian Journal of Middle Schooling
  • Boris Handal, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Iona Novak, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Kevin Watson, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Marguerite Maher, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Jean Macnish, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Katrina Eddles-Hirsch, University of Notre Dame Australia
Year of Publication
2014
Abstract
Numeracy achievement of Australian school children is a national priority according to the Australian Curriculum. There is increasingly compelling evidence that numeracy needs to be a focus in all curriculum areas, not solely in mathematics (Human Capital Working Group, 2008). At the same time, there is an ever-increasing scope for the use of mobile technologies to enhance learning and teaching. This article examines how numeracy and mobile learning work together as teachers in the Middle Years are mentored to use iPad applications (apps) effectively within their own curriculum area to enhance the learning of numeracy for children in their classes.
Keywords
  • mathematics teaching,
  • mobile apps,
  • middle years
Citation Information
Boris Handal, Iona Novak, Kevin Watson, Marguerite Maher, et al.. "Numeracy education through mobile apps" Australian Journal of Middle Schooling Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (2014) ISSN: 1445-2928
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin-watson/8/