АУТОР(И): Marija V. Milinković
Today’s world implies more and more frequent use of smartphones and their applications in every place and at every moment. In this paper, we will first talk about mobile educational applications in general, and then we will present various research related to the evaluation of mobile educational applications in the teaching of geometry (Bos, Dick, Larkin). Analyzing the relevant literature, the conclusion is drawn that the evaluation of mobile educa- tional applications is important for learning if geometrical content can be successfully carried out according to three aspects: pedagogical, mathematical and cognitive. The pedagogical as- pect implies the effectiveness of the application to assist in learning; the mathematical aspect of mobile educational applications is very often not fully satisfied because the incorrect use of mathematical language is noticeable, as well as the incorrect classification of shapes and objects; the cognitive aspect determines to what extent the application affects the development of students’ thought processes. According to previous research, mobile educational applications such as Co-ordinate Geometry, Transformations and Attribute Blocks were rated highly in all mentioned aspects of the evaluation.
mobile educational applications, evaluation, mathematics teaching, geometric content.
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