Developing countries typically do not perform well in international benchmarks of mathematics achievement. This may be partially explained by students’ immersion in classrooms characterized by superficial strategies or rote-learning methods. This paper reports on the design of mobile applications (apps) developed by the authors as part of an ongoing project funded by a national government agency and intended to promote structural thinking and statistical reasoning. It describes the general features of the apps, as well as the pedagogical principles upon which the apps’ designs were anchored on. These principles are grounded on research and established practices on number sense and statistical learning. Collaborations with the Philippine Department of Education for widespread implementation and sustainability are also discussed.
Ma. Louise Antonette N. De Las Peñas, Mark L. Loyola, Jumela F. Sarmiento, Mark Anthony C. Tolentino, Debbie Marie B. Verzosa (University of Southern Mindanao), (2020), Designing Mobile Apps to Promote Numeracy and Statistical Reasoning. Electronic Proceedings of the 25th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (eds Yang, W.C. & Meade, D.), null, 167-182.