Dr. Tim Pelton

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Dr. Tim Pelton

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

PhD (Instructional Psychology & Technology), Brigham Young Univeristy

MSc (Computer Science), University of Victoria

BEd (Secondary Mathematics), University of Victoria

BSc (Computer Science), University of Victoria

Office:  MacLaurin A528

Phone:  250-721-7803

Email:  

Faces of UVic Research:  Tim Pelton

Dr. Tim Pelton

  • Mathematics education
  • Applications of technology in education
  • Assessment
  • Development of educational apps.
I teach courses on elementary mathematics pedagogy and applications of technology in education.  My research is primarily focused on theories, tools and techniques that can be used to support these courses.  Topics of interest include student response systems (selected or constructed), developing and evaluating apps to support learning of mathematical and scientific concepts and developing essential fluencies.   Applications of iPads in education to support learning – especially with respect to: exploring with manipulatives and visual models; confirming understanding through generation of learning objects, animations and videos

iOS apps available on iTunes

MathTappers:FindSums

MathTappers:Multiples

MathTappers:EstimateFractions

MathTappers:Numberline

MathTappers:Equivalents

MathTappers:ClockMaster

MathTappers:CarbonChoices

Pelton, T. & Francis Pelton, L. (2008). Technology Outreach Workshops: Helping Teachers to Climb Over the Technology Threshold by Engaging Their Classes. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2008 19th International Conference. Las Vegas NV. March, 2008

Pelton, T. & Francis Pelton, L. (2010). Creating Handheld Applications to Support the Development of Conceptual Mastery. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 2029-2034). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Francis Pelton, L. & Pelton, T. (2010). Preservice Teachers as Mentors: Learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Topics Through School Outreach Activities. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010, (pp. 3598-3602). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Pelton, T. & Francis Pelton, L. (2011). Design Principles for Making Meaningful Mathematics Apps. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2199-2204). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Pelton, T. (2011, Dec). MathTappers: Helping Children Make Sense of Mathematics. Invited contribution The Math Learning Center Blog.

Pelton, T. & Francis Pelton, L (2012, July). Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom. (invited commentary) THE Journal. Retrieved from thejournal.com/articles/2012/07/11/7-strategies-for-ipads-and-ipods-in-the-math-classroom.aspx?m=2

I am available to speak on the following topics through the UVic Speakers Bureau:

  • Want to Help Your Child Learn Math? There Are Apps for That!
  • Constructing Understanding by Explaining Everything: One Way iPads can Enhance Education

If you are interested to have me speak on any of these topics, please visit the UVic Speakers Bureau to make a booking.