Using iPad digital diaries to investigate attitudes towards mathematics

Kevin Larkin, Robyn JORGENSEN

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Abstract

In this paper we report on early findings from a project in which we developed a
methodology to elicit young students’ thinking about mathematics. We describe the use of iPad diaries to collect data so as to better understand students’ experiences of mathematics, from three economically and socially distinct schools, at two key junctures - Year 3 and 6. This paper focuses on the unique methodology we developed over three iterations and on the student attitudinal comments regarding mathematics as these give significant insights into the experiences and possibilities for mathematics education of young learners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Subtitle of host publicationPME39
EditorsK Beswick, T Muir, J Fielding-Wells
Place of PublicationTasmania, Australia
PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Inc
Pages177-184
Number of pages8
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781862698289
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education in the Margins: Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 201518 Jul 2015
https://merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx

Conference

Conference38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education in the Margins
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySunshine Coast
Period13/07/1518/07/15
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    Larkin, K., & JORGENSEN, R. (2015). Using iPad digital diaries to investigate attitudes towards mathematics. In K. Beswick, T. Muir, & J. Fielding-Wells (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: PME39 (Vol. 3, pp. 177-184). International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Inc. http://www.igpme.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PME39-2015-Hobart.zip