This work covers a number of aspects of the use of
computers in Mathematics. They range from uses of
software through programming for pupils to practical
considerations for the classroom.
Chapter One looks briefly at the aims of education in
general and Mathematics in particular. There is further
consideration given to how computers can help with
especial reference to the aims of HMI. Chapter Two poses
arguments in favour of teaching programming skills. In the third chapter there is a brief discussion about
which language would be suitable for teaching purposes.
Having suggested Logo, there is a brief history and
description of this language before considering some
criticisms. The final part of chapter three deals with
the practicalities of use in the classroom and chapter
four looks more generally at the uses of software in the
The final chapter considers the way ahead for computers in
the classroom. There is especial reference to financial
and temporal needs. The two appendices give more details
regarding the personal experiences used in chapter three
Master's Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of M.Sc. in Mathematical Education of the Loughborough University of Technology.