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Title: Fostering Math Engagement with Mobiles
Authors: Martin, Lee
White, Tobin
Cortes, Angelica
Huang, Jason
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Martin, L., White, T., Cortes, A., & Huang, J. (2013). Fostering Math Engagement with Mobiles. In Rummel, N., Kapur, M., Nathan, M., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings Volume 2 — Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demos & Community Events (pp. 97-100). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Everyday life is a rich context for mathematical thinking and learning across a wide range of activities, yet students' everyday mathematical competencies rarely see light in school. Mobile devices, such as smartphones and media players, can provide a much needed technical infrastructure for linking the mathematics of school with students' lives and experiences outside of school. In support of this claim, we present results from a study where students used mobile devices to engage in mathematical problem solving, with problems drawn in part from their out-of-school interests and experiences. Findings suggest that mobile devices, properly deployed, can help provide ease the process of making connections between the informal competencies that students bring with them to school, and the disciplinary competencies that schools most hope to foster.
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