Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

2020 Edition
| Editors: Stephen Lerman

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Affordances in Mathematics Education

  • Stephen HegedusEmail author
  • Luis Moreno-Armella
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15789-0_78


New forms of technology that enhance access to core mathematical concepts through dynamic representations and classroom connectivity.


Informationhas changed over the past 10 years. Information can be thought of as a knowledge base, and with advances in technology, access to this knowledge is increasing on a daily basis. Knowledge is growing and the impact of such growth on education is wide and varied. In addition to thinking of information as the accumulation of knowledge, it can also be thought of as how knowledge can be represented, and in mathematics education, this has certainly evolved rapidly over the past decade in terms of the representational affordances of new technologies both software and hardware. Information is now embedded in representational media. In mathematics education, this has enabled a transformation of the mathematics from static to dynamic symbolic systems through which teachers and learners can access knowledge and think....


Static mathematics Dynamic symbol systems Dragging Invariance Mediation Social technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Massachusetts, DartmouthFairhavenUSA
  2. 2.School of EducationSouthern Connecticut State UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics Education, CINVESTAV-IPNNational Polytechnic InstituteCiudad de MéxicoMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bharath Sriraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA