Teaching kids real math with computers

Math (and its education) has always been a topic of great interest to me, since it’s the underlying workings of so many things we encounter out in the real world.  In his TEDTalk, Conrad Wolfram (who runs Wolfram Research) argues for the case of keeping math education in line with the times: using computers to do the calculations as we usually do in real world applications, and focusing education on understanding the underlying concepts mainly.  The comments sure add a whole lot more depth to the topic at hand, be sure to take a look at them too!

[via TEDTalks]


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