, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 407–416 | Cite as

Microcomputers: Opportunities and challenges to reshape the content and method of teaching maths and science

  • Ed Jacobsen
Open File Informatics in Education: (I) Several Key Points


Teaching Math 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ed Jacobsen
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  1. 1.the Division of Science, Technical and Environmental Education in the Education Sector of UnescoUSA

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