Using Mobile Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

  • Nigel Calder
  • Kevin Larkin
  • Nathalie Sinclair

Part of the Mathematics Education in the Digital Era book series (MEDE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Looking Across the Terrain

  3. Traversing the Teaching and Learning Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Andreas O. Kyriakides, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris
      Pages 69-90
    3. Håkan Sollervall, Didac Gil de la Iglesia, Janosch Zbick
      Pages 91-111
    4. Christian Bokhove, Alison Clark-Wilson, Marios Pittalis
      Pages 131-149
  4. Navigating Content: Focussing on Particular Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Timothy Pelton, Todd Milford, Leslee Francis Pelton
      Pages 153-166
    3. Dana Rosen, Alik Palatnik, Dor Abrahamson
      Pages 189-211
  5. Exploring New Forms of Communication to Make Mathematical Learning Visible

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Linda Galligan, Carola Hobohm
      Pages 265-282
    3. Naomi Ingram, Keryn Pratt, Sandra Williamson-Leadley
      Pages 301-316
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


Mobile technologies influence the way that we interact with the world, the way that we live. We use them for communication, entertainment, information and research. In education settings, there has been substantial investment in mobile devices, often without a concomitant investment in developing pedagogy and practices. With mobile technologies evolving rapidly, and the number of educational apps growing, there is a need for research into how they facilitate mathematics learning. Such research is of particular importance regarding how such devices may be used to open up new ways of envisaging mathematics and mathematics education, and to help develop conceptual rather than procedural or declarative knowledge. 

This volume draws upon international research and reports on a range of research projects that have incorporated mobile technologies for mathematics education. It presents research on the use of mobile technologies, such as iPads, iPods, iPhones, Androids, and Tablets, across a diverse range of cultures, year levels and contexts. It examines the ways in which mobile technologies, including apps, might influence students’ engagement, cognition, collaboration and attitudes, through the reshaping of the learning experience. In addition, the book presents appropriate ways to integrate mobile technologies into teaching and learning programmes.

It is a significant reference book for those involved with teaching mathematics or using mobile technologies in education, while also offering insights and examples that are applicable to the use of digital technologies in education generally.


Mobile technologies in mathematics education Digital technologies in mathematics education Teaching and learning of digital technologies Conceptual understanding of mobile technologies in education Digital games in mathematics education Learning mathematics through mobile technologies Influence of mobile technologies on cognition Influence of mobile technologies on pedagogy Influence of mobile technology on engagement Learning with touchscreen devices Appraising Maths Educational Apps

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Calder
    • 1
  • Kevin Larkin
    • 2
  • Nathalie Sinclair
    • 3
  1. 1.MSTEUniversity of WaikatoTaurangaNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Education and Professional StudiesGriffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90178-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90179-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-8136
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-8144
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