Creating iPad Tutorials in Mathematics to Enhance Grade 9 Boys' Understanding of Geometry — James Maistry , Maritzburg College, South Africa

  • Maker Movement (2014-15)

The ‘Maker world’ allows educators to zone in on creativity by allowing learners to learn in an exciting way through creating and Making. In my action research project, I wished to understand how creating digital tutorials with various apps (app smashing) might stimulate and enhance boys’ attitude towards mathematics. By fostering a passion and positive attitude towards mathematics, boys should in turn have a better understanding of mathematical concepts. The iPad offers the opportunity to create digital material to stimulate passion in boys. It would be interesting, therefore, to observe how these technologies facilitate boys’ creative responses.