CAS in general mathematics education
A rational discussion of the use of Computer algebra systems (CAS) in mathematics teaching in general education needs an explicit image of (general) mathematics education, an explication of global perspectives and goals on mathematics teaching focusing on general education (chapter 1). The conception of general education according to the «ability of communication with experts» described in chapter 2 can be such an orientation for analysing, considering, classifying and assessing the didactical possibilities of using CAS. CAS are materialised mathematics allowing for more or less exhaustive outsourcing of operative (also symbolically) knowledge and skills to the machine. This frees up space of time as well as mental space for the development of those competences being in our view relevant for general mathematics education. In chapter 3 the idea of outsourcing and the role of CAS for it is discussed more detailed as well as consequences being possible for the CAS-supported teaching of mathematics. Beyond, CAS can be didactically used and reflected as a model of communication between (mathematical) experts and lay-persons (chapter 4). Chapter 5 outlines some research perspectives.