Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

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Types of Technology in Mathematics Education

  • Viktor FreimanEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77487-9_158-4

Terms and Definitions

Many of today’s mathematics classrooms around the world are nowadays equipped with a variety of technologies. By using the term “technology,” we mainly mean “new technology,” as we refer to the “most prominent,” recent, and “modern tool” in the teaching of mathematics that is labeled with terms “computers,” “computer software,” and “communication technology,” according to Laborde and Sträßer (2010), p. 122. Another term “digital technology” which denotes a wide range of devices including a hardware (such as processor, memory, input–output, and peripheral devices) and software (applications of all kinds: technical, communicational, consuming, and educational) is used by Clark-Wilson et al. (2011). This is contrasted with yet another term information and communications technology (ICT) widely used in a variety of educational contexts and describes the use of so-called generic software which means word processing and spreadsheets, along with presentational and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculté des sciences de l’éducationUniversité de MonctonMonctonCanada

Section editors and affiliations

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