Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

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ted.com From rockets to stock markets, math powers many of humanity's most thrilling creations. So why do kids lose interest? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

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eswyatt
Eswyatt
21 October 2018

I decided I was going to re-teach myself integral calculus; that my "A" grade in the 3d tier university I attended wasn't deserved. I got good at doing really difficult integrals. But I found that for any integral I could solve (evaluate), some truly obsessed math geek could solve an even more difficult one that I had no clue how to approach. So feeling "adequate" was always moved one more step away. It finally hit me that not only wasn't this making me any better at math, but I was forgetting the basic structure of what integration does. I was forgetting the art of "setting up problems." I was solving puzzles, like a retired man in a coffee shop solving a crossword puzzle. Ultimately it had no value besides self-satisfaction.

Leonardo
Leonardo
04 October 2018

To be honest i think it's time to stop saying what's better for other people. It's impossible to predict that, so i think the only solution for education is the free market.

anders björkman
Anders björkman
23 July 2018

The man speaking is a great mathematician. So many people in this comment section are misunderstanding what he is saying, his core arguments. Math is something beautiful, but most students in schools today, will never see that beauty. Their curiosity will get bogged down in repetetive, time-consuming calculations, that they do not understand the ultimate purpose for. Teach the children firstly creative maths, how to use it like an artist uses language, make it fun, interesting, challenging. Then learn them how to use the maths for solving different problems, that has a real-world potential. Teach them how to ask mathematical questions first, how to play with the math, how to visualise it, how to sense it.

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Sebastian Sirvas
Sebastian Sirvas
31 March 2018

He is not saying to do away with the calculating step completely, but rather to give more emphasis to other steps.

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21 March 2018

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Damocles
Damocles
22 January 2018

i went to the wolframalpha and it said become a pro member to see the equation's solution. This fuckin why people learn to calculate, to not to be the slaves of the likes you!!

mengyao li
Mengyao li
18 November 2017

really compelling. I think it is great future in the math educational domain that math teaching would be divided into two sides. first it is the compulsory course which teach students  about step 12and 4 and the elective course to teach students step 3

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
18 November 2017

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Juliane Costa
Juliane Costa
04 November 2017

será mesmo? não sei não hein. desconfio.

Allan Stokes
Allan Stokes
23 October 2017

At 10:35 his quick substitution of x^2 with x^4 had me ROTFL. It's even funnier because he stopped at 4 for the deepest and most abstract reason, completely at cross purposes with his own narrative, and yet his original point stands.

STEManiac
STEManiac
30 September 2017

I'm using Mathematica to study Calc 2 and Multivariable Calc, and ODEs...I now resent all my teachers that insisted doing computations by hand. I am learning more concepts per day than I learned in an entire week in High School math. Any curriculum that focuses on computation rather than emphasizes concepts is a weeder class and against your interests as a student.

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Petros Adamopoulos
Petros Adamopoulos
20 August 2017

Dr Feelgood, people who suck at math suck at programming all the same.

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