Tuesday, March 15, 2011

COMPUTERS as part of LEARNING MATH

Teaching Kids Real Math with Computer Programming


This 20-minutes video is one of hundreds of videos from the TED project (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a non-profit organization with the Mission of SPREADING IDEAS.


This talk is given by Conrad Wolfram who runs the worldwide arm of Wolfram Research, the mathematical lab behind the cutting edge knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha.
He discusses the idea of using computers to perform the computational step when solving math problems. Conrad Wolfram says, "the math we teach - calculations by hand - isn't only tedious, it's mostly irrelevant."
Please click on the link to view the video.
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids_real_math_with_computers.html

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