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This is amazing. This guy has done incredible things with Wolfram Alpha and now shares his ideas on maths teaching and in particular the place of computers in teaching.
Reading Dan Meyer’s blog today I came across a discussion on ‘pseudocontext’. Those pointless, make believe, so called contextual maths questions that I have railed against for years. They are neither useful nor inteteresting and go a long way to … Continue reading
“A mathematician who is not also a poet will never be a complete mathematician.” —Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass
I’ve been discussing this with a number of staff recently. I wish I could remember where I first read this so I could link to what I remember as a very interesting piece. The more I discuss this the more … Continue reading
Anyone who is interested in the state of maths education should watch Dan Meyer (below) and read as much as possible of his blog. Dan very succinctly and clearly lays out the case for what I call ‘removing the scaffolding’. … Continue reading
So, we just had a very constructive year 10 “Growing Mathematicians’ meeting. Actually, I’ve just invented that title but a title always makes you feel part of something and not just like going to another meeting so maybe it will … Continue reading
So, only a few days until I present prezi at the i-connect mini conference. The more I prepare the more I wish I had 3 hours rather than just 45 minutes. Quite what I can achieve in such a short … Continue reading