Mathematics Education Library

The Didactical Challenge of Symbolic Calculators

Turning a Computational Device into a Mathematical Instrument

Editors: Guin, Dominique, Ruthven, Kenneth, Trouche, Luc (Eds.)

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While computational technologies are transforming the professional practice of mathematics, as yet they have had little impact on school mathematics. This pioneering text develops a theorized analysis of why this is and what can be done to address it. It examines the particular case of symbolic calculators (equipped with computer algebra systems) in secondary education. Drawing on a substantial program of French innovation and research, as well as closely related studies from Australia and the Netherlands, it provides rich illustrations of the many aspects of technology integration, and of the ways in which these are shaped at different levels of the educational institution.

This text offers the first English-language exposition of how an innovative synthesis of the theories of instrumentation and didactics can be used to illuminate the complexities of technology integration. It offers important guidance for policy and practice through its analysis of the central role of the teacher and its identification of key principles for effective didactical design and management. These distinctive features make this book essential reading for researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in mathematics education and technology in education, as well as for teachers of mathematics at upper-secondary and university levels.

This is a revised, English-language edition of D. Guin & L. Trouche (Eds.) (2002) Calculatrices symboliques. Transformer un outil en un instrument de travail mathématique: un problème didactique (Editions La Pensée Sauvage, Grenoble).

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Calculators in Mathematics Education: A Rapid Evolution of Tools, with Differential Effects

    Luc Trouche

    Pages

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Didactical Challenge of Symbolic Calculators
Book Subtitle
Turning a Computational Device into a Mathematical Instrument
Editors
  • Dominique Guin
  • Kenneth Ruthven
  • Luc Trouche
Series Title
Mathematics Education Library
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23435-9
DOI
10.1007/b101602
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23158-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3582-3
Series ISSN
0924-4921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 308
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Pensee sauvage, 2002
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