An Exploration of Mobile Learning to Enhance Student Performance in High-School Mathematics

Authored by: Vani Kalloo , Permanand Mohan

Handbook of Mobile Learning

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415503693
eBook ISBN: 9780203118764
Adobe ISBN: 9781136311536

10.4324/9780203118764.ch40

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Abstract

Mathematics has always been a difficult subject for many students. In the last 6 years, 41 percent of high-school students in the Caribbean passed mathematics at the “ordinary” level (Caribexams. 2004). This chapter discusses an m-learning system, MobileMath, that was developed to address the high failure rates in mathematics in secondary schools in the Caribbean. Mobile technology was chosen to address this problem, given its attractiveness to high-school students and the readily available mobile infrastructure in the Caribbean. The design and implementation of the m-learning system are presented, and the results of several evaluation studies are discussed. The chapter wraps up with a mention of future plans for this project.

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