How different is it really? – rural and urban primary students’ use of ICT in mathematics

Loong, Esther, Doig, Brian and Groves, Susie 2011, How different is it really? – rural and urban primary students’ use of ICT in mathematics, Mathematics education research journal, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 189-211, doi: 10.1007/s13394-011-0011-6.

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Title How different is it really? – rural and urban primary students’ use of ICT in mathematics
Author(s) Loong, EstherORCID iD for Loong, Esther
Doig, BrianORCID iD for Doig, Brian
Groves, Susie
Journal name Mathematics education research journal
Volume number 23
Issue number 2
Start page 189
End page 211
Total pages 23
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 1033-2170
Keyword(s) ICT
rural students
urban students
primary school
Summary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers the potential for changing mathematics education for both teachers and students. However, how ICT is used, and by whom, is critical to realizing this potential. This paper reports on an investigation of the use of ICT in the learning and teaching of mathematics in rural and urban primary schools in Victoria, Australia. Thirty-six teachers and almost 700 students were surveyed regarding their use of ICT for mathematics at home and at school, with a small number of selected teachers and students taking part in interviews. This paper focuses on students’ perceptions of ICT use. A comparison of rural and urban students’ responses shows little difference across most aspects of ICT use, and where there was a difference, the frequency of rural use almost always exceeded that in urban schools.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s13394-011-0011-6
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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