Review of Trends in Mobile Learning Studies in Mathematics: A Meta-Analysis

  • Helen Crompton
  • Diane Burke
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 479)


The field of mobile learning is growing an exponential rate. To best understand this field, it is crucial to gain a collective understanding of the research that has taken place. There are a number of recent studies which looked at collective trends in mobile learning across subjects. However, these results do not provide insight into specific subject areas. This meta-analysis reveals the trends in mobile learning in mathematics with a comprehensive analysis and synthesis of 48 studies from the year 2000 onward. Major findings include that most of the studies focus on effectiveness, followed by learning design. Mobile phones are currently the most widely used device used. Also, the use of mobile devices for mathematics learning is most common in elementary (5-11 years old) school settings.


mathematics literature mobile learning mlearning meta-analysis research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Crompton
    • 1
  • Diane Burke
    • 2
  1. 1.Teaching & LearningOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Education DepartmentKeuka CollegeKeuka ParkUSA

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