Monday, April 11, 2011

Using Smartphones to Learn Math...

A fascinating project in the US, Project K-Nect, is making use of smartphones as a supplemental resource / teaching-tool to help at-risk students increase their math skills and interest in the subject.

Project K-Nect began as a pilot effort in North Carolina in 2007, with a million-dollar grant from Qualcomm, part of Wireless Reach Initiative created by this mobile technology company. The plan is to use smartphones to boost students’ skills in the so-called STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and math). The program is now operating in four districts in North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, with about 3,000 students participating.

For more information see Making Math Connections in Education Week.