Title: What can technology add to the mathematics classroom?

Authors: Douglas Butler, Eva Milkova, Martin Pozdilek

Addresses: iCT Training Centre, Oundle School, Peterborough PE8 4EJ, UK ' Faculty of Informatics and Management, Department of Informatics and Quantitative Methods, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove 500 03, Czech Republic. ' Faculty of Informatics and Management, Department of Informatics and Quantitative Methods, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove 500 03, Czech Republic

Abstract: There are two basic influences of technology in the mathematics classroom: it can make a difference to how we teach and it can also affect what we teach. The latter is a huge area that is being well aired elsewhere. This article explores just a few ideas that have proved successful in bringing the subject to life in the classroom in ways which were impossible to imagine when we started teaching. They stem from the premise that a data projector and the internet connection are available in the classroom.

Keywords: mathematics teaching; dynamic software; internet; multimedia programmes; pedagogy; educational technology; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2008.022166

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2008 Vol.18 No.5/6, pp.534 - 546

Available online: 22 Dec 2008 *

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