Recent developments in information technology (multimedia, World-Wide-Web) give now the means for widely available interactive material for education. What we need in math education are means to `do mathematics' within the interactive learning systems, i.e. symbolic and numerical computing, visualizing and manipulating geometrical objects, solving problems, proving theorems,etc. Symbolic and Algebraic Computation software give the means to achieve this goal. However, several issues still need to be addressed in order to integrate these mathematical tools in interactive material for math learning.
The main goal of the MaTILDA '97 Workshop that was held May 12-13, 1997 in the University of Amsterdam (MaTILDA standing for ``Mathematical Tools in Interactive Learning, a Digital Approach.'') was to present the most recent realizations related to the integration of mathematical tools in interactive learning and to address the key issues. The workshop also aimed at collecting information from the educational side concerning the usage of interactive material for education in math and sciences. The workshop has been an opportunity for fruitful contacts between people from different European countries and from different fields: symbolic computation, mathematics, computer graphics, multimedia, educational sciences.