Computers: The Silver Bullet for Maths Education?
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Conrad Wolfram calls for maths education to turn to computer programming.
In a world which requires us to think quantitatively, would school children gain more from learning maths on computers than by hand? Is computer programming the 'silver bullet' for the future of maths education?
Mathematician and technologist Conrad Wolfram argues the case in his talk at the 2010 TED conference.
Currently, calculus is taught to children by hand, and at a late age. Instead, Wolfram suggests computer-based maths would allow teachers to reorder the curriculum, and enable students to spend more time conceptualising problems.
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