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Name :  France Caron * Name:   
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Affiliation: Université de Montréal Name:   
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Session: 1- Computer Algebra in Education Schedule:
Sunday, 10:30
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Technology in Mathematics Education: From Meaning to Purpose


Pioneer use of CAS in mathematics education emphasised the shift from technical to conceptual work; the tool would carry out much of the technical work and multiple representations would serve to give meaning to the concepts taught. A closer look at the specificity of the techniques made possible by these tools, their observed effect on students’ strategies and access to knowledge, their presence in today's mathematical practice, and the mathematics upon which they are based now call for rethinking the mathematics curriculum. This curriculum should address issues related to students' control over the use of technological tools as well as the nature and scope of problems used for instruction. In my talk, I will address this question and suggest that such curricular reflection requires revisiting the purpose of integrating technology in the teaching of mathematics and, ultimately, the purpose of mathematics education.