The effects of the interactive whiteboard in early childhood mathematics were studied by teaching a geometric lesson on angle measurement to students in the third grade. This study analyzes the test scores of three groups of students; the first taught using the traditional Everyday Mathematics method, the second taught with the aid of a SMART interactive whiteboard, and the third taught using a method that integrates both of these teaching techniques. It was found that the interactive whiteboard has a positive effect on student comprehension of angle measurement. Further, the interactive whiteboard seemed to contribute to the improvement of the test scores of below average students, allowing them to achieve at levels nearly equal to that of their peers. Finally, the interactive whiteboard displayed the ability to allow female students to lessen the gap that appeared between their scores and the scores of their male counterparts.
Bay, Melissa, "Are Smartboards a Smart Decision? the Residual Effects of Interactive Whiteboards in Early Childhood Mathematics" (2008). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 902.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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