The Structuring Power of Mathematica in Mathematics and Mathematical Education

R. Barrere
University of Franche-Comte, ENSMM 26 chemin de l'Epitaphe, F-25000 Besancon, France
E-mail: rbarrere@ens2m.fr, Fax: 33(0)381 809 870

Abstract
So far, Mathematica has been used mainly either in teaching as a support for classical courses, or in research as a computing environment. However, it could be assigned a wider and more profound role in mathematics and mathematical education. In particular, it could support, facilitate and accelerate the integration of algorithmic aspects into the corpus of mathematics.