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When Robot A.L.E.X. Trains Teachers How to Teach Mathematics

  • Andreas O. Kyriakides
  • Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris
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Part of the Mathematics Education in the Digital Era book series (MEDE, volume 12)

Abstract

In this chapter, we argue for the importance of providing teachers with the time and expertise to evaluate and use mobile devices to enhance students’ learning of mathematics. The research we present here comes from a multifaceted program designed to provide a group of in-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and practical experience required to effectively exploit tablet devices as a tool for enhancing mathematics teaching and learning. The program took place within a public primary school in Cyprus. Fifteen teachers participated in a classroom workshop, attended an academic seminar, participated in interviews and integrated the app A.L.E.X. in their own lesson plans and instruction. The type of professional learning for teachers we suggest indicates a possible context within which teachers could reshape their knowledge of, and attitudes towards the use of mobile devices.

Keywords

Mobile mathematics learning A.L.E.X. Tablet PCs TPACK Primary school teachers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas O. Kyriakides
    • 1
  • Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris
    • 1
  1. 1.European University CyprusEngomiCyprus

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