Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers (TED.com, TEDGlobal 2010)

Here’s the link.  Here’s the summary.  Of course, he would advocate using his company’s (Mathematica) product to teach mathematics.

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imageMain thesis.

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1. Technical jobs

2. Everyday living

3. Logical mind training, logical thinking

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1. Posing the right questions

2. Real world –> math formulation

3. Computation

4. Math formulation –> real world, verification

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image “Should you force people to learn it?”

imageObjection #1.

imageObjection #2.

imageObjection #3.  Teach procedures but use computer programming.

imageThe opportunity, make math…

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imageStop testing by hand, get computers into examinations.

imageComputational knowledge economy.

imageSuggestion:  Completely renewed, changed re-written math curriculum, based on computers being there.

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