Math Tutor: an interactive Android-based numeracy application for primary education

Zainab Masood, Rashina Hoda

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With growing exposure of children to handheld and mobile devices, there is an increasing interest in exploring the use of mobile technology for educational purposes. In particular, touch-based devices seem to promise great potential in this domain. In this paper, we present Math Tutor - an Android-based application designed to help children learn and practice early numeracy addition and subtraction (take away) as well as help teachers monitor and review children's progress, with support for English and Maori languages. We describe the design and development process, features of the application, and the results of a usability evaluation. This project takes a step towards creating interactive platforms required for educating the upcoming generation of digital natives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, 20 - 23 January 2014
EditorsBurkhard C. Wunsche, Stefan Marks
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781921770333
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian User Interface Conference 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 20 Jan 201423 Jan 2014
Conference number: 15th

Publication series

NameConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISSN (Print)1445-1336


ConferenceAustralasian User Interface Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleAUIC 2014
CountryNew Zealand
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  • Android
  • Child-computer interaction
  • Interactive software applications
  • Māori
  • Numeracy
  • Primary education

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