Very interesting article from England about Estonia becoming the first country to totally rethink maths education in terms of technology. “Computer-Based Math focuses on using the power of the math to solve real-world problems like should I insure my mobile, how long will I live, or what makes a beautiful shape, with all their rich and challenging context.” These are pilot projects at the moment and involve the integration of programming as central to the primary curriculum from age seven. I’m not sure what my opinion is about this yet but the theory appears solid. “The change promises to empower students with abilities to do high-level problem-solving, apply math, and gain experience way beyond what traditional education has delivered – crucial both to twenty-first century economies and the enrichment of each and every student’s life.” Certainly if the jobs most students we teach haven’t even been thought of yet then this should be powerful learning.


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