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Objections to computer based math

At the conference I was at in London, we were discussing, what would a mathematics curriculum look like if the computational step of doing mathematics was something students did using a computer?

Update: The video from this session has been posted by the Computer Based Math organization. See below.

Math is not linear

Blanca Parra shared this Prezi with me, and I love it. It's going into my collection of resources I can share with people about how we can change mathematics education. I wonder if we could get RSA animate or someone with similar skills to create a video related to this.



Math in the real world: Marshmallow constructions

This is another post in my series of posts on math in the real world.

Building materials

Workplace mathematics

Here are some videos on mathematics in the workplace I'd like to watch later, when I get a chance. Thanks to Gary Davies and Lorri Carroll for sharing them with me.


Should we teach the standard algorithms for arithmetic?

Just posted this comment on this article lamenting the loss of the standard algorithms in Mathematics classrooms.

Should we teach the standard algorithms for arithmetic? Absolutely, but they shouldn't be the only algorithms kids learn.


Mathematical Modelling for Real - Exploring Mathematics

This playlist has some very interesting videos from the Open University on their YouTube channel on the topic of mathematical modelling, and how it is used in different contexts.


Eric Mazur: Memorization or understanding: are we teaching the right thing?

I recommend this talk by Eric Mazur on why he switched his teaching from lecture based teaching to peer instruction based approach. It's more than an hour long, but it really is worth it.


I tried the Khan Academy

As an experiment, I started out the beginning of this year and tried flipping my classroom, but with a slight twist: I have extra instructional time, so students were to watch the instructional videos (from the Khan Academy and during classroom time.



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