Exploiting Mental Imagery with Computers in Mathematics Education

  • Rosamund Sutherland
  • John Mason
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NATO ASI F, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Emphasising the External

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Tommy Dreyfus
      Pages 3-19
    3. Giuliana Dettori, Enrica Lemut
      Pages 20-33
    4. Rosamund Sutherland
      Pages 71-81
  3. Imagery in Support of Geometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. M. Alessandra Mariotti
      Pages 97-116
    3. Reinhard Hölzl
      Pages 117-124
  4. Links Between Screen and Mental Imagery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-160
    2. L. E. Moreno Armella, Ana Isabel Sacristán
      Pages 178-189
    3. Richard Noss, Celia Hoyles
      Pages 190-201
    4. Richard J. Phillips, John Gillespie, Daniel Pead
      Pages 225-232
    5. Stephen Campbell, A. J. Dawson
      Pages 233-249
  5. Employing Imagery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Monique Sicard, Jean-Alain Marck
      Pages 252-262
    3. Mario Barra
      Pages 263-276
    4. John Mason, Benedict Heal
      Pages 291-308
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-332

About these proceedings


The advent of fast and sophisticated computer graphics has brought dynamic and interactive images under the control of professional mathematicians and mathematics teachers. This volume in the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology takes a comprehensive and critical look at how the computer can support the use of visual images in mathematical problem solving. The contributions are written by researchers and teachers from a variety of disciplines including computer science, mathematics, mathematics education, psychology, and design. Some focus on the use of external visual images and others on the development of individual mental imagery. The book is the first collected volume in a research area that is developing rapidly, and the authors pose some challenging new questions.


Mathematica Mathematics Education Mathematik-Ausbildung Mentale Bider Problem-solving Visualization Visulaisierung computer computer graphics computer science control dynamic imagery dynamische Bider mathematics problem solving

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosamund Sutherland
    • 1
  • John Mason
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Mathematics FacultyThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63350-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57771-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1248
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