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International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jun 24, 2017)
Many educators view makerspaces as a means of increasing student engagement in K-12 classrooms. As faculty and staff of the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, we have noted low comfort levels in using and experimenting with...
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom Vol. 21, No. 1 (2016) pp. 22–28
Teachers increasingly use virtual manipulatives and other apps on touch-screen devices (e.g., "iPads") in an effort to help students understand mathematics concepts. However, students experience these apps and their affordances in...
A Study Comparing Virtual Manipulatives with Other Instructional Treatments in Third-and Fourth-Grade Classrooms
Patricia Moyer-Packenham; Joseph Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie Anderson; Jessica Shumway; Kati Rodzon; Kerry Jordan
Journal of Education Vol. 193, No. 2 (2013) pp. 25–39
The study reported here examined virtual manipulatives as an instructional treatment in 17 third- and fourth-grade classrooms. Students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: texts and physical manipulatives, and virtual manipulatives....
The Complexity of the Affordance-Ability Relationship When Second-Grade Children Interact with Mathematics Virtual Manipulative Apps
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 21, No. 3 (2016) pp. 341–360
The purpose of this study was to explore relationships between app affordances and user abilities in second graders' interactions with mathematics virtual manipulative touchscreen tablet apps. The research questions focused on varying manifestations ...
The Brain’s Response to Digital Math Apps: A Pilot Study Examining Children’s Cortical Responses During Touch-Screen Interactions
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 37, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 69–86
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an easy to use neuroimaging technique that is portable and maintains a liberal tolerance to movement. As such, fNIRS represents an ideal tool to observe children’s neural activity as they engage in...
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Joseph Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Jessica F. Shumway; Kerry E. Jordan
REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2014) pp. 121–150
The purpose of this study was to determine variables that predict performance when virtual manipulatives are used for mathematics instruction. This study used a quasi-experimental design. This design was used to determine variables that predict...
Using Open-Response Fraction Items to Explore the Relationship between Instructional Modalities and Students' Solution Strategies
Jessica F. Shumway; Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Joseph M. Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Stephen I. Tucker; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Kerry E. Jordan
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016) pp. 112–132
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between instructional modality used for teaching fractions and third- and fourth-grade students' responses and strategies to open-response fraction items. The participants were 155 third...
Young Children’s Learning Performance and Efficiency when Using Virtual Manipulative Mathematics iPad Apps
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Jessica F. Shumway; Emma Bullock; Stephen I. Tucker; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Arla Westenskow; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Cathy Maahs-Fladung; Juergen Symanzik; Salif Mahamane; Beth MacDonald; Kerry Jordan
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 41–69
Part of a larger initiation mixed methods study (Greene, Caracelli, & Graham, 1989), this paper discusses the changes in young children’s learning performance and efficiency (one element of the quantitative portion of the larger study) during...
The Role of Affordances in Children's Learning Performance and Efficiency When Using Virtual Manipulative Mathematics Touch-Screen Apps
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Emma K. Bullock; Jessica F. Shumway; Stephen I. Tucker; Christina M. Watts; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Cathy Maahs-Fladung; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Hilal Gulkilik; Kerry Jordan
Mathematics Education Research Journal Vol. 28, No. 1 (2016) pp. 79–105
This paper focuses on understanding the role that affordances played in children's learning performance and efficiency during clinical interviews of their interactions with mathematics apps on touch-screen devices. One hundred children, ages 3 to 8, ...