Capstone/Dissertation Title

Mobile Device Practice versus Paper & Pencil Practice for Mathematics: Impact for Accuracy and Attention to Task

Term

Summer 8-9-2016

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAT

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Jeff Fink

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Cynthia F. DiCarlo

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Cara Rieckenberg

Abstract

The purpose of the proposed study was to investigate the impact of mobile device practice on the attention and accuracy of student’s use of math concepts, specifically, telling time. A single subject, alternating treatment design was used to compare mobile device practice to paper & pencil practice in four 3rd grade male students. In accordance with recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse: Single-Case Design Technical Documentation (Kratochwill, Hitchcock, Horner, Levin, Odom, Rindskopf, & Shadish, 2010), each treatment condition had 5 data points (mobile device practice and paper & pencil practice).

Research Methodology

Case Study, Field Study, Observation

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