Revista latinoamericana de investigación en matemática educativa
Print version ISSN 1665-2436
BICUDO, Maria Aparecida Viggiani and ROSA, Mauricio. Mathematics education a reality of cyberspace - what are the ontological and scientific aspects?. Relime [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 33-57. ISSN 1665-2436.
The question that leads this article is "What is this virtual space in the on-line mathematics education process?" We focus on the question of the real and virtual as issues taken as components of cyberspace. We investigate these notions in the history of philosophy, looking to Granger to find their meaning, to enable us to understand them and fit them into the sphere of Mathematics Education. This theoretical-philosophical article, then, claims that the virtuality of cyberspace is supported by the computer screen, built by the unification of the sciences (mathematics), technology and its applications. Software and the actions taken by Internet users update the capability of these programs in a variety of characteristics and possibilities such as space-time flow interconnections as well as during the mathematics education process.
Keywords : Mathematics Education; cyberspace; virtual reality.