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The percentage of homes tablet computers and children under age 8 has increased from 8 percent in 2011 to 78 percent in 2017 (Zippert, et al.).
E-books for literacy have been shown to be beneficial for young children, but less is known about math-focused e-books.
Parent-child interaction about math story problems, even just once a week, showed improved math achievement in the child by the end of the school year. The benefits of occasional math-related interactions are especially apparent for children whose parents are anxious about math. Providing a math app that allows math-anxious parents to more easily engage in math with their children may impact children’s math achievement (Berkowitz, et al.).
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Weightman, Shelbie, "Impact of In-depth Storyline on Children’s Math Skills in Adaptive E-Book" (2019). Content presented at the Roesch Social Sciences Symposium. 8.