## About these proceedings

### Introduction

The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Mathematics Education and Technology was held in Villard-de-Lans, France, between May 6 and 11, 1993. Organised on the initiative of the BaCoMET (Basic Components of Mathematics Education for Teachers) group (Christiansen, Howson and Otte 1986; Bishop, Mellin-Olsen and van Dormolen 1991), the workshop formed part of a larger NATO programme on Advanced Educational Technology. Some workshop members had already participated in earlier events in this series and were able to contribute insights from them: similarly some members were to take part in later events. The problematic for the workshop drew attention to important speculative developments in the applications of advanced information technology in mathematics education over the last decade, notably intelligent tutoring, geometric construction, symbolic algebra and statistical analysis. Over the same period, more elementary forms of information technology had started to have a significant influence on teaching approaches and curriculum content: notably arithmetic and graphic calculators; standard computer tools, such as spreadsheets and databases; and computer-assisted learning packages and computer microworlds specially designed for educational purposes.

### Keywords

Bildungstechnologie Computer-based Learning Environments Computerunterstützte Lernumgebungen Didactics of Mathematics Didaktik Mathematikausbildung Mathematikdidaktik Sozialwissenschaften algebra computer-based learning environment educational technology group learning mathematics mathematics education

### Editors and affiliations

- Christine Keitel
- Kenneth Ruthven

- 1.Freie Universität BerlinGemany
- 2.Department of EducationUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

### Bibliographic information