Evolving technological developments have prompted mathematical researchers, educators, as well as practitioners of mathematics to use experimental approaches in their respective investigations. With new technology, many exciting and attractive opportunities have been and will be created for those students who enjoy mathematics and technology. The eJMT strives for publishing quality papers to convey to the readers that Mathematics and its applicable fields can be made to be Fun, Accessible, Challenging and Theoretical (FACT). Also, it will provide readers global perspectives of how mathematics curriculum is changing from country to country when new technological tools become available. It is the hope that the eJMT can foster a culture that adequate training of the innovative use of Technology is implemented in teachers’ training programs. Theoretical Mathematics can be made accessible by many undergraduate students to inspire them to further research in the future.
The eJMT, an international refereed journal, will address technology-based issues in all Mathematical Sciences. Thanks to advanced technological tools such as computer algebra systems (CAS), interactive and dynamic geometry, and hand-held devices, the effectiveness of our teaching and learning, and the horizon of our research in mathematics and its applications continue to grow rapidly. In view of this, the journal will deal primarily, but not exclusively, with the use of technologies in mathematics and mathematics education research, pedagogy, and mathematics applications. The mathematical contents should be accessible to general audience who have four years of university mathematics courses. The eJMT will communicate the most recent applications of technology in mathematics and its applications, in electronic format, which include video and sound. It will enable those interested in the experimental, developmental, educational, and instructional aspects of technology in mathematics to keep abreast of current developments by publishing the results of undergraduate research and innovative approaches in this area. Moreover, whenever possible, the eJMT will publish the source codes of programs together with submitted papers electronically, so readers can actually continue the experiments.
The journal is also a valuable medium for high school mathematics teachers worldwide to discuss effective ways of implementing technology in their teaching. It will offer the possibility of introducing teachers to the use of technology by providing concrete examples and videos of the interactions between a teacher and students in a classroom. From country to country, the use of technology in high school mathematics varies greatly, and the journal is an excellent place to provide collective worldwide ideas and share their varying experiences.
The eJMT will publish electronic papers and notes three times a year. The first issue is intended to be available in February 2007. The eJMT seeks quality electronic papers and notes describing either original research or innovative uses of technology. Quality review articles summarizing recent progress in the field of technology in mathematics, mathematics education research and related areas are also sought. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: