eWorkBooks for mathematics: A mobile technology intervention designed to support students with and without disabilities during the independent practice of whole number multiplication and division
Kaczorowski, Tara L.
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The limited research examining the use of technology to support the mathematic performance of students typically involves computer-aided-instruction used as a supplement rather than as a complement to core math instruction. In this mixed-methods study the researcher evaluated the impact of the eWorkbook (a mobile-technology replacement for paper-pencil worksheets) on the math achievement of diverse students, including those with mathematics learning disabilities, within an inclusive 4 th grade classroom. Conceptualized within a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, the eWorkbook aimed to reduce barriers to math instruction by providing multimedia-enhanced interactive math practice, allowing for student choice, incorporating familiar tools and supports, and leveraging evidence-based teaching practices. Results indicate students are more accurate and independent when using the eWorkbook compared to the traditional paper-pencil worksheet. Additional affordances of the eWorkbook include fostering unique opportunities for the understanding and expression of mathematical knowledge and promoting self-regulation skills.