Are We Moving Towards "Pedagogical Technology"? - A Case Study On "Electronic Exercisers"

Vlasta Kokol-Voljc
vlasta.kokol@uni-mb.si
Pedagogical Faculaty
University of Maribor
Slovenia (Europe)

Abstract

Interactive tools such as calculators and computer software that are used for teaching mathematics are said to be developed more and more into "pedagogical tools." But what makes a tool a "pedagogical tool"? One direction in which numerical calculators are developed in order to support the learning and teaching of mathematics in primary and middle schools are the "electronic exercisers". Are these machines pedagogical calculators?


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