Uses of technology in K-12 mathematics education: concluding remarks

Paul Drijvers, Michal Tabach, Colleen Vale

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    The aim of this closing chapter is to reflect on the content of this book and on its overall focus on the development of mathematical proficiencies through the design and use of digital technology and of teaching and learning with and through these tools. As such, rather than making an attempt to provide an overview of the field as a whole, or trying to define overarching theoretical approaches, we chose to follow a bottom-up approach in which the chapters in this monograph form the point of departure. To do so, we reflect on the book's content from four different perspectives. First, we describe a taxonomy of the use of digital tools in mathematics education, and set up an inventory of the different book chapters in terms of these types of educational use. Second we address the learning of mathematics with and through technology. Third, the way in which the assessment of mathematics with and through digital technology is present in this monograph is reflected upon. Fourth, the topic of teachers teaching with technology is briefly discussed. We conclude with some final reflections, including suggestions for a future research agenda.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUses of Technology in Primary and Secondary Mathematics Education
    Subtitle of host publicationTools, Topics and Trends
    EditorsLynda Ball, Paul Drijvers, Silke Ladel, Hans-Stefan Siller, Michal Tabach, Colleen Vale
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319765754
    ISBN (Print)9783319765747
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameICME-13 Monographs
    ISSN (Print)2520-8322
    ISSN (Electronic)2520-8330


    • digital tools
    • virtual manipulatives
    • digital technology

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