Exploring Computational Thinking

Exploring Computational Thinking is one of Google’s latest endeavors in K-12 curriculum.┬áComputational thinking (CT), according to Google, involves a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that are commonly used by software engineers to write computer programs.

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Several of this computational techniques are the following: » Read more

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

This is a brilliant talk by Conrad Wolfram on using computers in teaching mathematics.  This talk describes the problems in mathematics education nowadays: the wide gap between math taught in schools and math in the real world, misconceptions about the use of computers in teaching math, the wrong emphasis on the teaching calculations, and many more. Wolfram also has several suggestions on how school mathematics should be taught nowadays.

A must-see for math teachers and math educators.