Book Chapter

Communication When Learning and Teaching Mathematics with Technology

Lynda Ball, Baerbel Barzel

USES OF TECHNOLOGY IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION - TOOLS, TOPICS AND TRENDS | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

In this chapter the role of technology in supporting interactions between students, between students and teachers and between students and technology is investigated. The way that interactions in the presence of technology support the development of different types of mathematical knowledge—conceptual, procedural and metacognitive knowledge—is also considered. These considerations led to our investigation of different types of technology specific to mathematics education and the type of communication supported by these technologies. We developed the distinction between ‘communication through technology’ (e.g. through use of social networks to work collaboratively on problems), ‘communication..

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