Digital technology in mathematics education: Why it works (or doesn't)

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The integration of digital technology confronts teachers, educators and researchers with many questions. What is the potential of ICT for learning and teaching, and which factors are decisive in making it work in the mathematics classroom? To investigate these questions, six cases from leading studies in the field are described, and decisive success factors are identified. This leads to the conclusion that crucial factors for the success of digital technology in mathematics education include the design of the digital tool and corresponding tasks exploiting the tool’s pedagogical potential, the role of the teacher and the educational context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Regular Lectures from the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education
EditorsSung Je Cho
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-17187-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-17186-9
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015


  • Didactical function
  • Digital technology
  • Instrumentation


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