Students' Perceptions of Learning Mathematics With Cellular Phones and Applets


  • Wajeeh M. Daher



Mobile leaning, cellular phones, learning with applets, learning mathematics, perceptions of students.


This paper describes the perceptions of middle school students regarding learning mathematics with cellular phones and web applets, their perceptions regarding the differences between these two electronic devices and their preferences regarding using the devices in learning mathematics. To analyze these perceptions I used the grounded theory approach which involves: open coding, axial coding, and selective coding, where the unit of analysis was the sentence in each of the interviews. The research findings imply that the participants perceived different aspects of both of the electronic devices: the availability of the device, the collaboration aspect, the communication aspect, the size of the device, and the swiftness of working with the device. These aspects influenced the participantsâ?? decisions when, where and how to use each of the devices for the learning of mathematics. More participants preferred the cellular phone over the applet primarily for its small size which makes easy its portability as well as for its communication facilities.

Author Biography

Wajeeh M. Daher

Head of mathematics department, Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education




How to Cite

Daher, W. M. (2008). Students’ Perceptions of Learning Mathematics With Cellular Phones and Applets. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 4(1), pp. 23–28.