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dc.contributor.authorBeal, Carole R.
dc.contributor.authorRosenblum, L. Penny
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-29T17:13:24Z
dc.date.available2018-05-29T17:13:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-01
dc.identifier.citationBeal, C. R., & Rosenblum, L. P. (2018). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Tablet Computer Application (App) in Helping Students with Visual Impairments Solve Mathematics Problems. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 112(1), 5-19.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0145-482X
dc.identifier.issn1559-1476
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627812
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The authors examined a tablet computer application (iPad app) for its effectiveness in helping students studying prealgebra to solve mathematical word problems. Methods: Forty-three visually impaired students (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) completed eight alternating mathematics units presented using their traditional literacy medium or an iPad app. Twenty percent of the mathematics problems included graphics such as maps, line graphs, and bar graphs. During each session, teachers of visually impaired students rated the amount of support they provided for students and the student motivation. Results: Students answered more mathematics problems correctly when using the iPad app and, overall, teachers reported that their students were more motivated with the app than with their traditional literacy medium. Students often used the hints provided in the app when they did not solve a problem correctly the first time. Discussion: Visually impaired students and their teachers found the app and graphics to be easy to use and motivating. The built-in Scratch pad was used by almost all students who were print users. Implications for practitioners: The study results contribute to the growing body of knowledge about the potential value of tablet-type devices for use by visually impaired students.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences [R324A120006]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAMER FOUNDATION BLINDen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1172160en_US
dc.rights©2018 AFB, All Rights Reserveden_US
dc.titleEvaluation of the Effectiveness of a Tablet Computer Application (App) in Helping Students with Visual Impairments Solve Mathematics Problemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Coll Educen_US
dc.identifier.journalJOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESSen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-29T17:13:24Z


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