The Descartes project

The Descartes project is the product of several years of creating and using pedagogical material which incorporates the use of information technology as a teaching aid. This experience has led us to believe that in order to use information technology as a tool in the classroom the following points must be considered:

Furthermore, this kind of learning tool should favour:

The project outlined here has been designed on the basis of these premises.

The Descartes applet

A very powerful tool has been developed to design pages, chapters and electronic books in which graphs and calculations come to life through interactive windows. These windows allow students to the following:

 Click here to see the tool and its applications.

  Juan Madrigal Muga
Spanish Ministry of Education, Social Afairs and Sport. Year 2003