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CATEGORIES:Cambridge University Computing and Technology Soci
ety (CUCaTS)
SUMMARY:Computer-Based Maths: Stop Teaching Calculating\,
Start Learning Maths - Conrad Wolfram (Wolfram &am
p\; computerbasedmath.org)
DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140123T174500
DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140123T184500
UID:TALK50050AThttp://talks.cam.ac.uk
URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/50050
DESCRIPTION:"The importance of math to jobs\, society\, and th
inking has exploded over the last few decades. Mea
nwhile\, math education is in worldwide crisis—div
erging more and more from what's required by count
ries\, industry\, further education... and student
s.\n\nmath ≠ calculating. Computers are key to bri
dging this chasm: only when they do the calculatin
g is math applicable to hard questions across many
contexts. Real-life math has been transformed by
computer-based calculation\; now mainstream math e
ducation needs this fundamental change too.\n\ncom
puterbasedmath.org is the project to perform this
reset. We're building a completely new math curric
ulum with computer-based computation at its heart\
, while campaigning at all levels to redefine math
education away from historical hand-calculating t
echniques and toward real-life problem-solving sit
uations that drive high-concept math understanding
and experience."\n\nAdmission free to CUCaTS memb
ers\, £2 otherwise. Membership may also be bought
at the door. As usual refreshments will be served
15 minutes before the start of the talk.
LOCATION:Center for Mathematical Sciences
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