Saturday, November 20, 2010

What is Important in Math

This is a great Ted Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids_real_math_with_computers.html

The basic question is should we teach students how to do stuff by hand or is it better to teach concepts?

This isn't to say calculators should be introduced in kindergarten, but honestly let's question what is important when teaching math.


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