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Mathematics education and the iPod Touch

Kissane, B. (2011) Mathematics education and the iPod Touch. In: AAMT - MERGA Conference 2011, 3 - 7 July 2011, Alice Springs, N.T. pp. 932-940.

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Apple’s iPod Touch is a personal digital device, essentially a version of the popular iPhone, but without telephone capabilities. Although not designed expressly for education, software has been developed for the device for mathematical and educational purposes, while some of its other capabilities (such as those for podcasts, videos and the Internet) can be used for mathematics education. This paper provides an analysis and evaluation of some of these various opportunities for 21st century mathematics education. While some elements of the iPod Touch offer attractions for mathematics education, some educational limitations are also identified.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Copyright: 2011 AAMT & MERGA 2011
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Notes: Appears In: Mathematics: Traditions and (new) practices: Proceedings of the 34th Annual conference of Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) 2011
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