Date: Thu November 15, 2012
Schedule: 10.00 - 10.30 (UTC+3h)
Stop teaching calculating, Start learning maths.
How re-conceptualized maths in education can step-up to real-world needs.
The importance of maths to jobs, society and thinking has exploded over the last few decades. Meanwhile, maths education fails to match-up. Why has this chasm opened up? Computers are central: when they do the calculating, people work on harder questions, try more concepts, and play with a multitude of new ideas. Conrad Wolfram explained why this fundamental shift is needed in education, and described the major project he's founded to build a dramatically new, problem-centric, computer-based maths curriculum. He asked which country could adopt a computer-based approach first, and leapfrog others in STEM.
Mr Conrad WOLFRAMOrganization:WOLFRAM