Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Paul Drijvers, Lynda Ball, Bärbel Barzel, M. Kathleen Heid, Yiming Cao, Michela Maschietto
    Pages 1-34 Open Access

About this book


This topical survey provides an overview of the current state of the art in technology use in mathematics education, including both practice-oriented experiences and research-based evidence, as seen from an international perspective. Three core themes are discussed: Evidence of effectiveness; Digital assessment; and Communication and collaboration.

The survey’s final section offers suggestions for future trends in technology-rich mathematics education and provides a research agenda reflecting those trends. Predicting what lower secondary mathematics education might look like in 2025 with respect to the role of digital tools in curricula, teaching and learning, it examines the question of how teachers can integrate physical and virtual experiences to promote a deeper understanding of mathematics.

The issues and findings presented here provide an overview of current research and offer a glimpse into a potential future characterized by the effective integration of technology to support mathematics teaching and learning at the lower secondary level.


Digital Assessment Communication Collaboration Digital Technology Lower Secondary Mathematics Mathematics Education Educational Technology Teacher Professional Development Digital Tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Drijvers
    • 1
  • Lynda Ball
    • 2
  • Bärbel Barzel
    • 3
  • M. Kathleen Heid
    • 4
  • Yiming Cao
    • 5
  • Michela Maschietto
    • 6
  1. 1.Freudenthal InstituteUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationThe University of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
  3. 3.Universität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  5. 5.School of Mathematical SciencesBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  6. 6.Department of Education and HumanitiesUniversity of Modena e Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33665-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33666-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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