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Learning Mathematics in a Mobile App-Supported Math Trail Environment


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Adi Nur Cahyono
    Pages 1-15
  3. Adi Nur Cahyono
    Pages 17-41
  4. Adi Nur Cahyono
    Pages 43-52
  5. Adi Nur Cahyono
    Pages 119-129
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-136

About this book


This brief presents the results of a study on the development of the mobile app-supported math trail program for learning mathematics. This study is a part of the MathCityMap-Project, a project of the MATIS I Team from IDMI Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany, that comprises math trails around the city that are supported by the use of GPS-enabled mobile phone technology. The project offers an activity that is designed to support students in constructing their own mathematical knowledge by solving the prepared mathematical tasks on the math trail and interacting with the environment, including the digital environment.


The brief focuses specifically on the development of a model for a mobile app-supported math trail programme and the implementation of this programme in Indonesia. It offers both an empirical exploration of its implementation as well as critical assessment of students’ motivation in mathematics, their own performance, as well as teachers’ mathematics beliefs. It concludes with a future-forward perspective by recommending strategies for implementation in schools, among the general public of the existing math trails (including its supporting tool). It also discusses strategies for developing and designing new trails and suggests further research in other geographical regions and contexts for continued project development and implementation. Learning Mathematics in a Mobile App-Supported Math Trail Environment articulates an innovative and exciting future for integrating real mathematical tasks and geographic and digital environment into effective mathematics education.


Mobile app-supported math trail program Math-trails for learning mathematics MathCityMap-Project GPS-enabled mobile phone technology experiencing mathematics for communication experiencing mathematics for connections experiencing mathematics for problem solving interaction with digital environments Indonesia Constructivism in mathematics education Students’ motivation in mathematics Students’ performance in mathematics Teachers’ mathematical beliefs Outdoor mathematics education Education system in Indonesia Indonesian secondary school mathematics curriculum

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversitas Negeri SemarangSemarangIndonesia

About the authors

Adi Nur Cahyono is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Semarang State University in Indonesia. He completed his PhD in the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science Education at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, with a special research focus on the didactics of mathematics. He has presented and published several papers in his research area in national and international forums and scientific journals. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learning Mathematics in a Mobile App-Supported Math Trail Environment
  • Authors Adi Nur Cahyono
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-93244-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93245-3
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 136
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
    Technology and Digital Education
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