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Pages: 9672-9679
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0827

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

A PILOT STUDY USING TABLET COMPUTERS FOR TEACHING ADDITION TO THE FIRST GRADE STUDENTS

N. Zaranis

University of Crete (GREECE)
The purpose of this study is to investigate if tablet computers help improve primary school students’ mathematical achievements regarding addition. Our research compares the level of mathematical competence of the students taught using our ICT oriented learning method which specifically takes advantage of ‘Realistic Mathematics Education’ (RME) for the concept of addition, as opposed to traditional teaching methodology. The designed software consisted of several activities with and without the use of computers for addition. It was designed following the background of the RME theory. Moreover, we use the mathematical test TEMA-3 to explore the use of tablet computers in the primary classroom for teaching basic mathematical concepts. It is a task orientated test which attends to measure the level of mathematical competence developed for students of the first grade. The present study was a pilot research of quasi-experimental design with one experimental and one control groups. We found that the students who were taught with educational intervention based on tablet computers and RME had a significant improvement on their general mathematical achievement in comparison to those taught using the traditional teaching method.
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author = {Zaranis, N.},
title = {A PILOT STUDY USING TABLET COMPUTERS FOR TEACHING ADDITION TO THE FIRST GRADE STUDENTS},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.0827},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.0827},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0827
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N. Zaranis (2017) A PILOT STUDY USING TABLET COMPUTERS FOR TEACHING ADDITION TO THE FIRST GRADE STUDENTS, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 9672-9679.
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