A Literature Review: Ipad Technology in The Mathematics and Science Classrooms

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

Editors: Dr. Mack Shelley, Dr. Mustafa Pehlivan


Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

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A Literature Review: Ipad Technology in The Mathematics and Science Classrooms

Chapter Authors: Sharon Grace Bixler

Abstract: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has become an emphasized component of PK-12 education in the United States. The US is struggling to produce enough science, mathematics, and technology experts to meet its national and global needs, and the mean scores of science and mathematics students are not meeting the expected levels desired by our leaders (Hossain & Robinson, 2011). In an effort to improve achievement scores in mathematics and science, school districts must consider many components that can contribute to the development of a classroom where students are engaged and growing academically. Technology for student use is a popular avenue for school districts to pursue in their goal to attain higher achievement. Research in computer technology has shown positive effects in academic achievement with the largest effects found in constructivist classrooms. Questions remain as to whether that translates to the use of iPads and other tablet devices being successful in raising the academic achievement of students in the mathematics and science classrooms.

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