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Abstract

In this paper we intended to show how it is possible to encourage the use of computers in the learning of Mathematics, using development environments such as spreadsheets, with which teachers and students can develop interactive computer applications with graphical components and animation.

It also seeks to enhance the links between mathematics, technology and other sciences in order to enhance the power of mathematics for the simulation of physical phenomena.

The relationship between mathematics and observable physical phenomena are fundamental aspects for the implementation of an approach that favours the laboratory aspect of mathematics, together with the validation of hypotheses and mathematical modelling techniques (computer models) used to simulate the observed phenomena.

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