Title: Middle school mathematics teachers' experiences with student learning using the hands-on equations iPad application: a narrative inquiry

Authors: Jamy Lea Juhan; Daphne Halkias

Addresses: Woodward Academy Middle School, Main Campus, 1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park, GA 30337, USA ' International School of Management, 17, Boulevard Raspail, Paris 75007, France

Abstract: This study fills a gap in the research on students' classroom experiences with specific iPad apps such as the Hands-On Equations app to better understand its value as a teaching tool within a mathematics curriculum. To achieve this, a narrative inquiry approach was employed to examine middle school mathematics teachers' stories of student learning experiences with mobile technology through use of the iPad app Hands-On Equations. The study's results and conclusions support prior research on the potential for mobile technologies to introduce potential new ways of learning mathematics and motivating students to learn mathematics.

Keywords: Hands-On Equations; mathematics; middle school; mobile technologies; student learning; teaching.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2017.084075

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2017 Vol.9 No.1, pp.51 - 69

Received: 24 Oct 2016
Accepted: 02 Nov 2016

Published online: 02 May 2017 *

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