Development of an app to support learning in A-level maths

Jonathan Cole, Jack Parte, Tim Crawford

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Abstract

This project involved producing an app for smart devices to enable modernised learning for A-level maths students. Research in a stakeholder school showed that 94% of pupils surveyed within the upper-secondary level owned a smartphone and most owned a tablet also, emphasising the opportunity for using apps to support learning. The app was developed using iBuildApp, an online app-creation programme which requires no programming. Past exam questions and solutions, notes and video tutorials were included and the topic was vectors, identified by teachers as problematic. Pupils generally found the app easy to use and wanted further development. The videos were popular despite this not ranking highly as a preferred method of revision previously. Teachers were happy for pupils to use the app to supplement their learning, both in the classroom and outside.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Event9th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres - University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 29 May 2015 → …

Workshop

Workshop9th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period29/05/2015 → …

Keywords

  • mathematics
  • A-level
  • app
  • learning support

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