- Jon McLoone is Content Director for computerbasedmath.org, a project to redefine school math education assuming the use of computers. The company announced a deal Monday with the Estonian Education ministry to trial a self-contained statistics program replacing the more traditional curriculum.
- Schoolchildren in 30 schools in Estonia may be able to escape this misery, as they will shortly be embarking on a pilot for a new way of learning mathematics, computer-based mathematics, that reduces the emphasis on computation — doing sums — and increases the emphasis on understanding the uses of mathematics in real-world examples (“should I insure my mobile, how long will I live, or what makes a beautiful shape”).
- Estonia has been at the forefront of education reform. Last year it rolled out a trial to teach children from as young as seven robotics and how to program.
onsdag 13 februari 2013
Mathematics Reform Initialized in Estonia
WSJ reports on reform of mathematics education combining the power of the human brain and the computer:
This is a signal to launch Mathematical Simulation Technology.