Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

2020 Edition
| Editors: Stephen Lerman

Technology and Curricula in Mathematics Education

  • Teresa RojanoEmail author
  • Rosamund Sutherland
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15789-0_154


The relationship between technology and mathematics curriculum, from the perspective of research, mathematical practices in the classroom, technology advances, and relevant learning theories.

Antecedents and New Developments

Mathematics was one of the earlier subjects to make use of the computer in the classroom, and the first digital computers were primarily developed to solve differential equations, having evolved from Babbage’s automatic calculating machine. In the 1970s computer programming began to be taught in schools in some countries around the world, although this was not explicitly linked to the mathematics curriculum, despite the fact that programming is strongly related to the algebraic idea of variable. At a similar time, the Logo programming language was developed by Seymour Papert and colleagues with its best known feature being an on-screen turtle which could be controlled by programming commands (Papert 1980). During the 1980s Logo began to be used in...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics Education DepartmentCentre for Research and Advanced StudiesMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of BristolBristolUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Michèle Artigue
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Didactique André Revuz (EA4434)Université Paris-DiderotParisFrance