Mathematics Education Research Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 196–218

Cognitive development in advanced mathematics using technology

  • David Tall

DOI: 10.1007/BF03217085

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Tall, D. Math Ed Res J (2000) 12: 196. doi:10.1007/BF03217085


This paper considers cognitive development in mathematics and its relationship with computer technology, with special emphasis on the use of visual imagery and symbols and the later shift to formal axiomatic theories. At each stage, empirical evidence is presented to show how these forms of thinking are enhanced, changed, or impeded by the use of technology.

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© Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Tall
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  1. 1.Mathematics Education Research Centre, Institute of EducationUniversity of WarwickCoventryEngland