
06494791
j
2015f.01025
Lo, Mandy
MathPen: envisioning the future.
Math. Teach. (Derby) 235, 2022 (2013).
2013
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
U70
D30
R70
mathematical software
internetbased communication
handwriting recognition system
tablet computers
\LaTeX
notation
ICT
handwritten work
converted expressions
mathematical formatting
computer as educational medium
media technology
Summary: What can a handwriting recognition system like MathPen offer? The author discusses the ideas with a mathematics teacher in a secondary school. Notation in mathematics is a doubleedged tool. It enables complex mathematical ideas to be communicated unambiguously throughout different cultures and geographical regions of the world. Yet this very notation is a significant disincentive when it comes to interactive dialogue using virtual worlds. Will MathPen be the gamechanger when it comes to communicating with mathematical notation?