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:
  • 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.
This is a signal to launch Mathematical Simulation Technology.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Är detta initiativ något att hoppas på för svensk del?


  2. Se http://claesjohnson.blogspot.se/2013/02/behover-mattekommissionen-kths-rektor.html