Using a digital flip camera: a useful assessment tool in mathematics lessons

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


    This paper describes how two early career teachers in Australia used digital Flip cameras as an assessment tool as part of their regular mathematics lessons to improve their assessment practices. Both teachers taught Grade 1/2 and identified formative assessment in mathematics as a challenge as they had trouble collecting data that captured students’ thinking and reasoning during a mathematics lesson. The purpose of this study was to identify the ways in which early career teachers utilized technology as a tool to enhance their formative assessment practices within a mathematics lesson. The findings suggest that the use of Flip cameras enabled the teachers to capture authentic assessment data and improve their documentation and analysis of the students’ learning, and better cater to the students’ learning needs when planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClassroom Assessment in Mathematics
    Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Around the Globe
    EditorsDenise R. Thompson, Megan Burton, Annalisa Cusi, David Wright
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319737485
    ISBN (Print)9783319737478
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Formative assessment
    • Digital flip camera
    • Primary school mathematics
    • Teachers’ use of technology

    Cite this