Tuesday, August 14, 2012

iPads, Algebra and Student Success

Interesting, somebody should write a grant to create more books like - oops, I did!

From Kelly Hodgkins …iPads seem to raise classroom math scores in charter school study:

Earlier this year the folks who created the YourTeacher math tutoring and test prep system teamed up with KIPP Academy to gauge how well the iPad performs in the classroom. As noted by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop,the results are overwhelmingly in favor of the iPad.

Between February 2012 and May 2012, a group of 8th grade math students in Houston used the YourTeacher Algebra 1 iBooks instead of their hardcover counterparts. The teachers used the iPads to create a flipped classroom in which students spent most of their learning time on the iPad (80 percent) while they were at home. This let teachers use the classroom time for advanced, one-on-one instruction.

When compared to the control group that received traditional classroom instruction, the iPad group showed significant improvement in their math scores.

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