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Mathematica as a New Approach to Teaching Maths

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  • Subject: [mg127452] Mathematica as a New Approach to Teaching Maths
  • From: amzoti <amzoti at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 03:32:45 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi All,

I just watched what is probably considered a hot button topic issue by some from "Conrad Wolfram's recent TED talk "Stop teaching calculating, start teaching math".

I was wondering if any Mathematica users have ever explored this and how they may be approaching it.

I love the idea of teaching students to use Mathematica as an exploratory tool which allows them to ask what if questions for learning to problem solve and to ask better questions.

Has anyone developed or researched an approach to replace the traditional teaching methods (crank out silly answers) at any level?

It would be great if Mathematica could even suggest such as approach!

Anyway, would love to hear any feedback, pointers or ideas.

Sorry if this is off-topic!

Thanks



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